Tag: Finland

Meriaura Group heads towards 100% carbon neutral shipping

Meriaura Group heads towards 100% carbon neutral shipping

April 1, 2021 |

In Finland, Meriaura Group has started the preparation and design of a transport concept that targets to 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that combines sustainably produced bio-oil and battery technology. In addition to innovative energy solutions, the aim is to automate the cargo handling process, and to take full advantage of […]

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A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

A Sweet Soy Story – World’s 1st bioplastic from soy molasses

March 27, 2021 |

Four companies developed the first process in the world to produce compostable bioplastic from food and feed production side streams. A biopolymer plant will be built in Uusikaupunki, Finland, in which bioplastic production will be piloted on an industrial scale. Finnfoam, Brightplus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nordic Soya have explored together the […]

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Finnair teams with air traffic operator to track emissions and expands SAF use

Finnair teams with air traffic operator to track emissions and expands SAF use

February 18, 2021 |

In Finland, Finland’s air navigation service provider Fintraffic ANS and Finnair have joined forces to reduce CO2 emissions and enhance commercial aviation’s environmental footprint. Under the new initiative, Finnair will share fuel consumption data with Fintraffic ANS and the parties will together explore how to support airlines in their bid to drive down and meet […]

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Fintoil to begin construction of CTO biorefinery

Fintoil to begin construction of CTO biorefinery

February 10, 2021 |

In Finland, Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of Hamina, Kotka have signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as […]

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VTT leads 15 partners in e-fuels R&D projet

VTT leads 15 partners in e-fuels R&D projet

February 9, 2021 |

In Finland, an e-fuel research project related to Neste’s Veturi program was launched in January 2021. Headed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the project brings together 15 partners to engage in R&D cooperation with the goal of large-scale production and commercialization of e-fuels. The two-year, over six-million-euro project will develop the production of […]

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Neste’s fuels reduced GHG emissions by 10M tons in 2020

Neste’s fuels reduced GHG emissions by 10M tons in 2020

February 8, 2021 |

In Finland, in 2020, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.0 million tons altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens (source: World Bank) or the removal of 3.7 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year. For […]

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Renewcell building textile recycling plant in Sweden

Renewcell building textile recycling plant in Sweden

February 1, 2021 |

In Finland, Renewcell and Valmet have signed a contract for Valmet to deliver the main equipment for Renewcell’s planned 60,000 metric ton capacity textile recycling plant at Ortviken industrial site in Sundsvall, Sweden. This is a major milestone in the establishment of the first of its kind commercial scale textile recycling plant in the world. […]

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UPM moving forward with plans for next gen biorefinery

UPM moving forward with plans for next gen biorefinery

February 1, 2021 |

In Finland, UPM is moving forward with biofuels growth plans having started the basic engineering phase of a next generation biorefinery. The potential biorefinery would have an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons of high-quality renewable fuels including sustainable jet fuel. The products would significantly reduce carbon footprint in the road transport and aviation, as […]

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Taaleri to build biochar plant in Finland

Taaleri to build biochar plant in Finland

January 26, 2021 |

In Finland, Taaleri is preparing to build a new biochar plant in Joensuu. There are plans to offer customers an investment opportunity in this project at a later date. Taaleri has entered into an agreement with Savon Voima Oyj for the purchase of services and the lease of land and certain equipment. In addition, the […]

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Neste investigation finds no truth to allegations of unsustainable supply chain

Neste investigation finds no truth to allegations of unsustainable supply chain

January 20, 2021 |

In Finland, the Dutch environmental organization Milieudefensie published a report “The Dark Side of Neste’s biofuel production” in November 2020 claiming Neste’s supply chain was unsustainable, which Neste followed up with a report. Since then, Neste continued to investigate the allegations in cooperation with its suppliers. Gathering enough information to make decisions is a time-consuming […]

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