Tag: Finland

Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

February 7, 2019 |

In Finland, the Finnish Parliament on February 6 approved a law that sets a gradually increasing 30% biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. UPM welcomes the Finnish government’s ambition to take transport decarbonization seriously: “UPM is a leading producer of advanced biofuels as defined […]

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VTT develops new gasification technique

VTT develops new gasification technique

January 15, 2019 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90 per cent compared to fossil fuels. […]

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VTT pilot uses big data to open forests up for sustainable use in the bioeconomy

VTT pilot uses big data to open forests up for sustainable use in the bioeconomy

January 10, 2019 |

In Finland, the whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest […]

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Neste slams Biofuel Watch report saying it doesn’t use palm oil in aviation biofuel

Neste slams Biofuel Watch report saying it doesn’t use palm oil in aviation biofuel

January 10, 2019 |

In Finland, Biofuel Watch published a report “Neste: The Finnish company preparing to put palm oil in aircraft fuel tanks” on 9 January 2019. The report suggests that Neste is looking to palm oil as a key raw material for the expansion of its aviation fuel production, and that the firm cannot guarantee the sustainability […]

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Neste takes the plunge and decides to invest EUR1.4 billion in tripling renewable production in Singapore

Neste takes the plunge and decides to invest EUR1.4 billion in tripling renewable production in Singapore

December 12, 2018 |

In Finland, Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals. The investment worth approximately EUR1.4 billion will extend Neste’s renewable product overall capacity in Singapore by […]

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Stora Enso and Sulapac introduce demo of biocomposite straw

Stora Enso and Sulapac introduce demo of biocomposite straw

December 5, 2018 |

In Finland, Stora Enso and Sulapac continue to combat the global problem of plastic waste by introducing a demo of a sustainable straw at Slush 2018, a global leading startup event gathering of 20,000 tech enthusiasts. The demo, targeting industrial scale production, is designed to replace traditional plastic straws with renewable ones. The straws are […]

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UPM publishes biodiversity commitment to lead bioeconomy

UPM publishes biodiversity commitment to lead bioeconomy

November 28, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM has published a new biodiversity commitment, which is one of the company’s responsibility targets for 2030. The new commitment and programme will be presented today at the Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The aim of the commitment is […]

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Neste and Clariant launch partnership by developing renewable ethylene and propylene

Neste and Clariant launch partnership by developing renewable ethylene and propylene

November 6, 2018 |

In Finland, Neste and Clariant have signed an agreement for a new partnership to join forces in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of industries. In the first phase of the partnership, companies will start replacing fossil-based ethylene and propylene used in Clariant’s top-quality hot-melt adhesives, with monomers derived from […]

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Neste will make Singapore aviation biofuel plant investment decision in December

Neste will make Singapore aviation biofuel plant investment decision in December

October 29, 2018 |

In Finland, Reuters reports that Neste is sticking to an internal deadline of December to make its investment decision regarding the potential new aviation biofuel production facility in Singapore. The company already produces biofuel in Singapore but increased demand for renewables spurred by the most recent IPCC report and Norway’s 0.5% aviation biofuel mandate has […]

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VTT partners on capturing big data and opening forest data for mobile apps

VTT partners on capturing big data and opening forest data for mobile apps

October 25, 2018 |

In Finland, the whole of Europe is feverishly looking for new ways to use farm, forest and fishery resources more responsibly and sustainably and to promote the production of the best possible raw materials in order to increase the availability of food, energy and biomaterials. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, the Finnish Forest […]

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