Tag: Finland

VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

November 13, 2017 |

In Finland, micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an exciting prospect for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire. The enzymes they produce are likely to also have a higher-than-normal resistance to the substances released from biomass in high-temperature industrial processes. An EU and […]

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St1 moves forward with advanced biofuel investments

St1 moves forward with advanced biofuel investments

October 12, 2017 |

In Finland, St1 continues its series of investments targeting to begin the production of renewable diesel in 2020 at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company has now signed an engineering design package and license agreement with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit, which would be integrated with the St1 Refinery. The construction […]

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Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

October 5, 2017 |

In Finland, the electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. The electricity consumption of the event taking place at the Helsinki Ice Hall will be about 140 MWh, and the origin of the electricity will be verified by theGuarantee of Origin […]

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EU project seeks to produce biomass fuels using gasification and synthesis process

EU project seeks to produce biomass fuels using gasification and synthesis process

September 13, 2017 |

In Finland, the EU project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The target reduction for biofuel production is up to 35 percent compared to alternative methods, which translates to less than EUR0.80/liter production cost for diesel. The production concept is based […]

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Metsä launches next-gen bioproduct mill

Metsä launches next-gen bioproduct mill

August 21, 2017 |

In Finland, Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski came into operation as planned August 15 with pulp deliveries from the new mill to customers set to begin in early September. The construction project was carried out as planned, in accordance with its schedule and its EUR1.2 billion budget. Before the bioproduct mill started up, […]

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Leading researcher says Finland misguided in focusing on biofuels rather than electric vehicles

Leading researcher says Finland misguided in focusing on biofuels rather than electric vehicles

August 10, 2017 |

In Finland, a leading researcher has claimed that the country’s love for biofuels, a fuel that he says is now becoming “marginal,” has kept it from switching towards electric vehicles along with other countries in Europe. Though there are some incentives for the switch including support for charging stations at filling stations, the focus is […]

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Neste’s Q2 profits hit by biodiesel blenders credit expiry

Neste’s Q2 profits hit by biodiesel blenders credit expiry

August 3, 2017 |

In Finland, the expiry of the biodiesel blenders credit in the US negatively impacted Neste’s Q2 profits, which fell 16% on the year to $279 million, also weighed upon by maintenance stoppages at its fossil fuel refineries. Biodiesel sales grew 39% on the year to 674,000 metric tons. The company is contemplating an investment in […]

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Suomen Bioetanoli looking for new investor as Chinese fail to secure funding

Suomen Bioetanoli looking for new investor as Chinese fail to secure funding

July 17, 2017 |

In Finland, Suomen Bioetanoli is on the lookout for a new investor willing to fill the EUR200 million funding gap Chinese investors left after pulling out of a straw-based ethanol plant years into development. The facility was meant to be built at UPM’s shuttered paper factory in Myllykoski but now the company has begun moving […]

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St1 investing in equipment for major renewable diesel production upgrade

St1 investing in equipment for major renewable diesel production upgrade

July 17, 2017 |

In Finland, St1 is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in the St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the first step in the series of planned investments, which will enable the St1 Refinery to start the production of renewable diesel in 2020. The construction work of the new hydrogen […]

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Finnish company pushing forward plans for 35 biogas filling stations

Finnish company pushing forward plans for 35 biogas filling stations

June 29, 2017 |

In Finland, Gasum opened its first biogas and CNG filling station in Pori, largest member of the Carbon Neutral Municipalities project, and one of 35 new biogas stations it plans to open around the country over the next few years. By 2020, the company expects to serve 500 gas-powered cars including the city’s fleet. Eyes […]

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