Tag: Finland

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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Fortum invests in Infinited Fiber Company to manufacture cotton-like fibers from cellulosic materials

Fortum invests in Infinited Fiber Company to manufacture cotton-like fibers from cellulosic materials

April 16, 2019 |

In Finland, Fortum has complemented its biorefining value chain by investing in the Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company Ltd. (IFC). The company develops and will license technology that is used to manufacture cotton-like fiber for the textile industry from recycled fiber and cellulose. After the investment Fortum has approximately four per cent ownership of the company. One of Fortum’s four strategic priorities is to build options for significant new businesses. Bioeconomy is a natural option due to its synergies with the company’s current business and the mission to improve resource […]

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Finland to invest EUR100 million in BTG-BTL bio-oil technology

Finland to invest EUR100 million in BTG-BTL bio-oil technology

April 2, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Finland will invest EUR100 million in several stages in a new and sustainable Dutch technology that makes it possible to produce oil from various waste materials including wood waste. This technology was developed by a successful spin-off from the University of Twente and is used to convert waste sawdust from sawmills into […]

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University of Finland research develops device to measure radioactive methane

University of Finland research develops device to measure radioactive methane

March 20, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher at the University of Finland has taken a first step towards creating a precise measuring device for radioactive methane. The new method is an optical one based on spectroscopy. Previously, radioactive methane has been measured with accelerator mass spectrometry, involving expensive and huge machines. Optical measuring could be a cheaper and […]

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Stora Enso invests EUR5 million to produce formed fiber products to reduce plastic use

Stora Enso invests EUR5 million to produce formed fiber products to reduce plastic use

March 18, 2019 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing EUR5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fiber products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The formed fiber technology enables manufacturing of products that are designed for circularity, meaning that they are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable and do not contain any plastic. The […]

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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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