Tag: Finland

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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Metsä joins with Itochu on pilot plant converting pulp into textile fibers

Metsä joins with Itochu on pilot plant converting pulp into textile fibers

October 24, 2018 |

In Finland, Metsä Group’s innovation company MetsäSpring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation have established a joint venture to invest approximately EUR40 million in building and operating a test plant with the aim to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fibers. Business Finland, a Finnish governmental funding agency, participates in the financing […]

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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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