Tag: Finland

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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Neste investing in waste feedstock research with eye on bioplastics

Neste investing in waste feedstock research with eye on bioplastics

June 6, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste is putting a large amount of resources into research on waste and residue raw materials. In addition to biofuels, also bioplastics can be produced from waste and residues in the future. The company is also focusing its raw materials research on waste plastics as a substitute for crude oil in the manufacture […]

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UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

May 30, 2017 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch. RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production.  UPM Biofuels has previously received sustainability […]

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Neste publishes information on all its crude palm oil suppliers

Neste publishes information on all its crude palm oil suppliers

April 6, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste has published updated information about all its crude palm oil suppliers on the company’s website. The data covers the entire supply chain, i.e. all companies, mills, and estates that supplied Neste with crude palm oil in 2016.The dashboard website offers information on the suppliers, certification systems used, and certification documentation, and provides […]

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Neste looks to increase renewable production capacity in US and Singapore

Neste looks to increase renewable production capacity in US and Singapore

February 9, 2017 |

In Finland, Neste’s CEO said during 2016 full-year reporting that the company will continue to implement its global renewables growth strategy. The demand for renewable products is expected to continue growing globally. Neste’s renewables capacity increase program will include both debottlenecking of the existing production capacity to 3 million tons by 2020, and building of […]

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UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

February 1, 2017 |

In Finland, following success at its pilot plant that makes biofuels from tall tail oil, UPM is planning further investment in biofuels now that it was able to move beyond breakeven to making a profit late last year. With the country set to boost its use of biofuels to 54% by 2030 including double counting […]

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