Tag: Finland

Finland ventures into green moving and logistics thanks to Neste

Finland ventures into green moving and logistics thanks to Neste

September 19, 2019 |

In Finland, moving can now be more climate-friendly. Niemi Services, Finland’s leading service provider in the moving and logistics industry, will introduce Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in all its diesel vehicles and stop using fossil fuels. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced entirely from waste and residue raw materials and it can help Niemi’s customers […]

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UPM Biofuels helps to bring renewable labeling materials to the market

UPM Biofuels helps to bring renewable labeling materials to the market

September 16, 2019 |

In Finland, UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels have joined forces to innovate for a future beyond fossils. As a concrete result of this collaboration, UPM Raflatac brings two wood-based renewable labeling materials into the market: UPM Raflatac Forest Film™ and UPM Raflatac Fossil-Free Adhesive. These innovative labeling materials will answer brand owners’ needs to replace […]

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Finnish and Swedish companies team on transporting biomass with biofuel-powered ships

Finnish and Swedish companies team on transporting biomass with biofuel-powered ships

September 3, 2019 |

In Finland, Meriaura and Stockholm Exergi have signed a contract for the sea transport of woodchips and woodpellets within the Baltic Sea by using climate friendly, 100% biofuel as power source. The contract is the first commercial contract based on Meriaura’s 2016 built, biofuel powered EcoCoaster vessels. When operated on waste-based or recycled second generation […]

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Finnish researcher uses eye imaging technology to develop microcellulose opportunities

Finnish researcher uses eye imaging technology to develop microcellulose opportunities

August 7, 2019 |

In Finland, a doctoral student used optical coherence tomography, an imaging technology commonly used in medical imaging of eye, to research the flow properties of aqueous microcellulose suspensions. The measurement methods developed in the doctoral thesis can also be utilized in developing the material properties of microfibrillated celluloses, e.g in textile innovations. Microfibrillated cellulose is […]

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Finnair to fly two San Francisco-Helsinki flights on 12% biofuels this week

Finnair to fly two San Francisco-Helsinki flights on 12% biofuels this week

August 5, 2019 |

In Finland, Finnair announced that it will fly the first biofuel flights backed by its “Push for change” carbon decreasing initiative this week. On both August 5 and 7, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total CO2 emissions […]

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European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

European bioeconomy experts call for pragmatic discussion of winners and losers

July 10, 2019 |

In Finland, Xinhua news agency reports that European bioeconomy experts are calling for a pragmatic discussion regarding the winners and losers of a future bioeconomy rather than pretending that everyone will be better off, as that scenario is impossible, and some sectors will suffer. Already competition over waste streams has popped up as circular economy […]

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Neste and LyondellBasell announce first co-production of bioplastics at commercial scale

Neste and LyondellBasell announce first co-production of bioplastics at commercial scale

June 18, 2019 |

In Finland, Neste and LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, jointly announced the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and bio-based low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons derived from sustainable bio-based raw materials, such as waste and residue oils. The project […]

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Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

June 11, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher from the University of Turku has determined how the use of cyanobacteria and other tiny blue-algae interact with wastewater that not only cleans the water but also produces feedstock for biodiesel production. Of the different kinds of wastewaters tested, municipal wastewater was found to create the most fats in the bacteria […]

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Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

June 9, 2019 |

In Finland, Neste said that Finland’s incoming government has introduced its Government Programme which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the share of biofuels in aviation is targeted at 30% through a blending obligation. “This is a significant goal, enabling Finland to […]

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SEKAB to provide technology for planned Nordfuel biorefinery

SEKAB to provide technology for planned Nordfuel biorefinery

April 23, 2019 |

In Finland, the Nordfuel biorefinery is planned to open in Northern Finland in 2021, producing bioethanol and biofuel from soft wood residues, following an investment of EUR150 million. Swedish clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology will provide the technology. Since March this year, SEKAB is demonstrating the Celluapp technology and the specific forest residue that will be […]

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