Tag: Finland

Mask and you shall receive: Finnish consortium developing biobased, anti-viral PPE

Mask and you shall receive: Finnish consortium developing biobased, anti-viral PPE

January 17, 2022 |

In Finland, LUT University has launched the BIOPROT project to develop face masks that are renewable, biodegradable, and antimicrobial. The goal is to protect humans from COVID-19 while also reducing the mountain of waste generated by the surge in demand for personal protective equipment created by the pandemic. The ambitious project aims to produce enough […]

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Neste donates $1.1M to universities in Finland

Neste donates $1.1M to universities in Finland

December 26, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste will donate a total of EUR 1 million (about $1.1 million) to universities in Finland to support the research and education in the chemical industry and to further strengthen the collaboration between the industry and the scientific community. The donation will be targeted to Aalto University and Åbo Akademi University, with whom […]

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Neste’s Finnish production to be 100% powered by renewables by 2022

Neste’s Finnish production to be 100% powered by renewables by 2022

December 22, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste has signed its first renewable hydropower purchase agreement with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat. Vattenfall will deliver the hydropower from its Nordic hydropower plants and the deliveries will start at the beginning of January 2022. Neste is committed to combating climate change and reducing climate […]

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Kati switches drilling rig to biofuel reducing GHG emissions by 50% or more

Kati switches drilling rig to biofuel reducing GHG emissions by 50% or more

December 20, 2021 |

In Finland, Oy Kati Ab, a long-term drilling contractor of Keliber’s, has started to use biofuel in the drill rig at Keliber’s exploration site in Central Ostrobothnia. The measure will reduce the emissions caused by drilling by more than 50%.  According to calculations made at Kati, the switch from regular fuel oil to biofuel makes […]

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Stora Enso offering bio-based foams from wood

Stora Enso offering bio-based foams from wood

December 7, 2021 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.  Stora Enso’s offering consists of Fibrease™ by […]

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Wood-based foams for greener e-commerce

Wood-based foams for greener e-commerce

December 6, 2021 |

In Finland, forest products company Stora Enso has launched two lightweight, biobased foams made from wood that are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging.  The first—Fibrease™—is available now and made with up to 98% renewable materials. It is designed to replace polyurethane foams and polystyrene. The second, Papira®, just began […]

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Wood-based battery material wins forest products award

Wood-based battery material wins forest products award

November 22, 2021 |

In Finland, a lignin-based material developed by Stora Enso for use in lithium-ion batteries has won the prestigious Metsä360 award.  Dubbed Lignode, the material is made using a pulp mill byproduct from Stora Enso’s Sunila Mill site at Kotka, Finland.  Because lithium-ion batteries are a high-tech application with potential in many markets, the innovation represents […]

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Neste to produce renewable diesel from UCO from 300 Hesburger restaurants

Neste to produce renewable diesel from UCO from 300 Hesburger restaurants

October 18, 2021 |

In Finland, used cooking oil from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and in the Baltics will be recycled to produce Neste’s renewable diesel. As a result of the collaboration, Hesburger will begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the majority of its transport vehicles in Finland, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in these […]

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Neste sees SAF demand passing 12M tons annually by 2030

Neste sees SAF demand passing 12M tons annually by 2030

September 23, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste says sustainable aviation is a high growth and very attractive market as regulations and voluntary demand scale up, and it expects the global SAF demand to exceed 12 million ton/a by 2030. Neste plans to support market growth with 1.5 million tons/a planned capacity already available by the end of 2023 and […]

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Lab-grown coffee offers whole latte innovation

Lab-grown coffee offers whole latte innovation

September 20, 2021 |

In Finland, researchers at  VTT Technical Research Centre are developing a process to grow coffee in a lab as a means to reduce the environmental impact of coffee plantations.  The process involves cultivating coffee plant cells in media in a bioreactor, then drying and roasting the resulting biomass. Taste tests confirmed the brew tasted and […]

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