Tag: Finland

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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UPM Biofuels’ Ecofys study shows surplus crude tall oil availability

UPM Biofuels’ Ecofys study shows surplus crude tall oil availability

June 20, 2017 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys – A Navigant Company, entitled “Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment: comparing global supply and demand”. The study looked into crude tall oil (CTO) availability, current usage, whether the feedstock creates an additional demand for land, and whether the […]

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Helsinki airport to be carbon neutral by year’s end thanks to biofuels and renewables mix

Helsinki airport to be carbon neutral by year’s end thanks to biofuels and renewables mix

June 14, 2017 |

In Finland, thanks to using biofuel in all ground vehicles and a new 500kWp solar array, Finavia expects the Helsinki airport to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of this year, ahead of its 2020 goals. It plans to extend the same model to all of its 21 airports as part of its commitment towards […]

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VTT expanding operations at it Bioruukki pilot center

VTT expanding operations at it Bioruukki pilot center

June 13, 2017 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will expand the operation of the Bioruukki pilot center located in Espoo, from thermochemistry to novel ways of biomass utilization, recycling of textile fibers and green chemistry technologies. The pilot center will develop into a new kind of an ecosystem, welcoming companies and research organizations to develop […]

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Fuels from thin air: drop-in liquid fuels from sky CO2, water and solar power

Fuels from thin air: drop-in liquid fuels from sky CO2, water and solar power

June 12, 2017 |

In Finland, we reported last week commercial vehicles operated by the City of Helsinki and bus services commissioned by HSL will fully switch to renewable fuels by 2020. HSL, Stara, UPM, Neste, Teboil, St1, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT […]

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Helsinki launches project to convert commercial and public transport fleet to 100% bio by 2020

Helsinki launches project to convert commercial and public transport fleet to 100% bio by 2020

June 6, 2017 |

In Finland, buses in the Helsinki region and most of machinery and trucks used by the City of Helsinki are switching to waste and residue-based biofuels. Helsinki Region Transport HSL, the City of Helsinki and the producers of renewable fuels involved in the project are all pioneers in carbon-neutral transport. Commercial vehicles operated by the […]

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