Tag: Finland

VTT researchers team with partners to accelerate European bioeconomy

VTT researchers team with partners to accelerate European bioeconomy

October 15, 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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Neste, Air BP partner on sustainable aviation fuel

Neste, Air BP partner on sustainable aviation fuel

October 11, 2018 |

In Finland, Neste and Air BP entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. Through this innovative collaboration, Neste’s knowledge and manufacturing solutions for producing and blending renewable jet fuel will be brought together with Air BP’s customer relationships, expertise in developing efficient […]

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Finnish government still supports forestry-based bioeconomy plans post IPCC-inspired backlash

Finnish government still supports forestry-based bioeconomy plans post IPCC-inspired backlash

October 10, 2018 |

In Finland, following the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that warns against deforestation and the benefits of forests as carbon sinks, national news agency YLE reports that the minister of economic affairs is under fire for continuing to support policy that relies on the country’s forest resources as feedstock for biofuels. […]

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Nordic Investment Bank provides funding to Vantaan Energia to heat Helsinki with wood and peat

Nordic Investment Bank provides funding to Vantaan Energia to heat Helsinki with wood and peat

October 10, 2018 |

In Finland, the Nordic Investment Bank has signed a loan agreement with Vantaan Energia Oy to finance the retrofitting of its K1 boiler to use biofuel at the Martinlaakso CHP plant in Vantaa, Finland. The loan to Vantaan Energia Oy is EUR 27 million and has a maturity of eight years. The K1 boiler will […]

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United Nations recognizes UPM and 33 others as Global Compact LEAD companies

United Nations recognizes UPM and 33 others as Global Compact LEAD companies

September 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM was recognized as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on Monday. The recognized LEAD companies include companies like Unilever, Nestle S.A., BASF SE and L’Oreal. […]

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VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

VTT developing microbes that break down plastic waste

September 6, 2018 |

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environment. The aim is to develop a small, container-based factory that can be […]

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Aalto University and VTT team on bioeconomy flagship program

Aalto University and VTT team on bioeconomy flagship program

August 30, 2018 |

In Finland, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship program and took a concrete step towards a joint innovation ecosystem in the field of bioeconomy. The aim is to develop materials from renewable resources in order to safeguard a sustainable future. The Academy of Finland […]

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Metsä’s biorefinery achieves 100% production capacity on schedule

Metsä’s biorefinery achieves 100% production capacity on schedule

August 15, 2018 |

In Finland, Metsä’s biorefinery in Äänekoski achieved 100% production capacity by August 8 as planned, when it produced its millionth ton of pulp following commissioning August 15, 2017. The facility produces product gas from bark, sulphuric acid from the mill’s odorous gases and biogas from the sludge from its wastewater treatment plant in addition to […]

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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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