• BIO of new FFRC Chairman – Jukka Röppänen

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The Finnish Flame Research Committee selected Jukka Röppänen as its new chairman in March.

Jukka Röppänen is the R&D Manager in ANDRITZ, and his responsibilities include leading the global R&D of ANDRITZ recovery boilers.

Jukka Röppänen received his MSc in Power Plant Engineering and Applied Thermodynamics from Helsinki University of Technology (nowadays Aalto University) in 1996. The title of his master’s thesis was “The effect of a flue gas drier on designing a circulating fluidized bed boiler”. Before joining ANDRITZ in 2008, Jukka worked for Fortum and Metso for several years.

ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. ANDRITZ is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.