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Nils-Olof Nylund

Current position at VTT

Research Professor

Research background and current research topics

Vehicles, engines and transportation fuels

Current major research projects at VTT

TransEco innovation programme


D.Tech. (mechanical engineering)

Work history

1979 – 2004 VTT
2004 – 2009 TEC TransEnergy Consulting Ltd
2009 -> VTT

Positions of trust and professional assignments

Chairman of IEA Implementing Agreement on Advanced Motor Fuels
IEA End Use Working Party Vice Chairman for Transport

Selected publications

Current status and outlook for biofuels in transport
Nylund, Nils-Olof. The 2nd Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC-2009. Helsinki, Finland, 2 - 4 Sept. 2009. Proceedings, Oral Presentations (2009), 29 - 36. Energia.

Evaluation of duty cycles for heavy-duty urban vehicles. Final report of IEA AMF Annex XXIX
Nylund, Nils-Olof; Erkkilä, Kimmo; Clark, Nigel; Rideout, Greg. 2007 . VTT, ESPOO. 81 p. + app. 10 p. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes : 2396. ISBN 978-951-38-6941-0. Kuljetus, liikenne, logistiikka. Asiasanat: duty cycles; heavy-duty vehicles; urban vehicles; fuel consumption; diesel engines; exhaust emissions; NOx emissions; particulate emissions; CO2-emissions; engine load patterns. Julkaistaan vain elektronisessa muodossa.

Fuel consumption and exhaust emissions of urban buses. Performance of the new diesel technology
Nylund, Nils-Olof; Erkkilä, Kimmo; Hartikka, Tuukka. 2007. VTT, Espoo. 48 p. + app 1 p. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes: 2373. ISBN 978-951-38-6922-9; 978-951-38-6923-6. Kuljetus, liikenne, logistiikka. Asiasanat: public transport; urban transport; vehicles; buses; diesel engines; fuel consumption; exhaust emissions; performance; measurements; operating expences.

Reworking the taxation system for transportation fuels (Polttoaineiden laatuporrastuksen kehittäminen - selvitys, in Finnish)
Nylund, Nils-Olof; Sipilä, Kai; Mäkinen, Tuula; Aakko-Saksa, Päivi; Kujanpää, Lauri; Laurikko, Juhani. 2009. VTT, Espoo. 149 s. VTT-R-4076-09. Kone- ja kuljetusvälineteollisuus.  

Status and outlook for biofuels, other alternative fuels and new vehicles
Nylund, Nils-Olof; Aakko-Saksa, Päivi; Sipilä, Kai. 2008. VTT, Espoo. 161 p. + app. 6 p. Tiedotteita - Research Notes : 2426. ISBN 978-951-38-6989-2; 978-951-38-7196-3. Energia. Asiasanat: biofuels; alternative fuels; synthetic fuels; biodiesel; alcohols; ethanol; natural gas; biogas; vehicle technology; engine technology; emissions; legislation; standards.

Other publications


- Manuel Junoy Memorial Prize, FISITA World Automotive Congress1988

- SAE Award for Excellence in Oral presentation 1997 & 2000

- Recognition for best technical paper (Laurikko, Erkkilä & Nylund), FISITA  World Automotive Congress 2006

- Logistician of the year 2010, the Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics (LOGY)

Additional information

Nils-Olof Nylund
Research Professor
+358 20 722 5518

Additional information

Nils-Olof Nylund
Research Professor
+358 20 722 5518