Tag: Finland

ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

July 10, 2018 |

In Finland, development of international standards for solid biofuels advanced at a recent meeting of the ISO committee responsible for that work. The tenth annual meeting of ISO/TC238, Solid Biofuels, was hosted by Finland at the Espoo VTT Technical Research Centre. Representatives from 15 nations participated, including Chile and Japan for the first time. Among […]

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Finland divests 5% for $1 billion of Neste to take advantage of bull run

Finland divests 5% for $1 billion of Neste to take advantage of bull run

June 13, 2018 |

In Finland, Reuters reports that the government’s stake in Neste fell to 44.7 percent after selling 5 percent of the company for around $1 billion, prompting criticism from the opposition for dropping below the majority shareholding level. The government said it wanted to take profits following a recent rally before losing out on the opportunity […]

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Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

May 28, 2018 |

In Finland, a researcher has developed a drop-in fuel combining water and ethanol in a catalyst to create a fuel he says has octane of more than 100, claiming to be able to produce it in small-shipping sized containers even from waste. Gas that can be used for heating or cooking as well as water […]

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Metsä to produce textile fibers from forestry products

Metsä to produce textile fibers from forestry products

May 24, 2018 |

In Finland, Metsä Group has established a new innovation company, Metsä Spring Ltd. The company will, together with partner organizations, invest in new endeavors with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities in sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy. The first concept to be included into Metsä Spring’s portfolio is the new textile […]

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Chemopolis creates JV with Fortum and NRL for Indian bamboo biorefinery

Chemopolis creates JV with Fortum and NRL for Indian bamboo biorefinery

May 3, 2018 |

In Finland, biorefining technology company Chempolis, the Finnish energy company Fortum, and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a state-owned Indian oil company, have formed a joint venture to construct a biorefinery in the state of Assam in Northeast India. The joint venture will own the biorefinery. Construction work will begin in the autumn of 2018, with […]

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Finnish researchers develop method to produce biohydrogen through algae photosynthesis

Finnish researchers develop method to produce biohydrogen through algae photosynthesis

May 3, 2018 |

In Finland, a research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen through the photosynthesis of green algae that function as cell factories. The researchers at the University of Turku decided to apply the knowledge retrieved from the basic research on […]

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UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

April 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate was received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery […]

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New Valtra tractors to be delivered filled with Neste MY Renewable Diesel

New Valtra tractors to be delivered filled with Neste MY Renewable Diesel

March 13, 2018 |

In Finland, Valtra has become the first tractor factory in the world to begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the start-up fuel for all new tractors. As a result, around 700,000 litres of fossil diesel fuel will be replaced each year by 100-percent renewable fuel. When the tractors roll off the assembly line, the […]

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Stora Enso launches Lineo to provide biobased alternatives for fossil-based materials

Stora Enso launches Lineo to provide biobased alternatives for fossil-based materials

February 20, 2018 |

In Finland, the launch of Lineo by Stora Enso is an important step in the way towards replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable, biobased alternatives. Lignin is a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber […]

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UPM Raflatac extends bio-film range using ethanol PE

UPM Raflatac extends bio-film range using ethanol PE

February 12, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Raflatac is extending its range of film face materials for the European market with a new white plant-based material that provides a sustainable alternative to fossil-based films for a wide variety of end uses. RafBio PE White performs just like standard PE film, and its excellent flexibility makes it ideal for the […]

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