Tag: Finland

Use of Neste’s renewable fuels reduced GHG emission 8.3 million tons in 2017

Use of Neste’s renewable fuels reduced GHG emission 8.3 million tons in 2017

February 8, 2018 |

In Finland, replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal of 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year – more than the amount of cars in the city of London, […]

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UPM launches EIA for possible biorefinery in southeastern Finland

UPM launches EIA for possible biorefinery in southeastern Finland

February 5, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in southeastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year. The EIA study states that the proposed second […]

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UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

January 15, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop – a new feedstock for biofuel production – in Uruguay. The RSB certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels’ existing sustainability certifications like ISCC and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production. Brassica carinata is an […]

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Finland looks to “Finnish” first in biofuels

Finland looks to “Finnish” first in biofuels

January 7, 2018 |

As temperatures across much of the Eastern United States have been unbearably and dangerously low thanks to a bomb cyclone and scary sounding meteorological talk, we look to Finland – where temperatures are surprisingly warmer than much of the Eastern U.S. and biofuels are being adopted by cities left and right. So grab a blanket […]

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Finland’s Neste shareholding falls below controlling 50% as it gives shares to charity

Finland’s Neste shareholding falls below controlling 50% as it gives shares to charity

January 4, 2018 |

In Finland, as part of the legislative motion submitted by Members of Parliament and approved by Parliament, the government plenary session decided today to donate state-owned shares of Neste Corporation to the Itla Children’s Foundation. The Foundation will receive 922,168 shares worth a maximum of EUR 50 million in honour of the centenary of Finland’s […]

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St1 Group merges with St1 Nordic

St1 Group merges with St1 Nordic

January 2, 2018 |

In Finland, St1 group implemented the plan whereby St1 Group Oy merged into its sister group St1 Nordic Oy on December 31, 2017. The merger plan was announced earlier in June. The intra-group reorganization aims at simplifying group’s structure and administration, enhancing the efficiency of the group’s operations and ensuring long-term product supply and logistics. […]

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VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

VTT researchers find enzymes from micro-organisms found in tropical fires resist high temperature process

November 13, 2017 |

In Finland, micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an exciting prospect for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire. The enzymes they produce are likely to also have a higher-than-normal resistance to the substances released from biomass in high-temperature industrial processes. An EU and […]

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St1 moves forward with advanced biofuel investments

St1 moves forward with advanced biofuel investments

October 12, 2017 |

In Finland, St1 continues its series of investments targeting to begin the production of renewable diesel in 2020 at its refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company has now signed an engineering design package and license agreement with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit, which would be integrated with the St1 Refinery. The construction […]

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Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

October 5, 2017 |

In Finland, the electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. The electricity consumption of the event taking place at the Helsinki Ice Hall will be about 140 MWh, and the origin of the electricity will be verified by theGuarantee of Origin […]

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EU project seeks to produce biomass fuels using gasification and synthesis process

EU project seeks to produce biomass fuels using gasification and synthesis process

September 13, 2017 |

In Finland, the EU project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The target reduction for biofuel production is up to 35 percent compared to alternative methods, which translates to less than EUR0.80/liter production cost for diesel. The production concept is based […]

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