Tag: Finland

Neste and Avfuel team up to supply SAF in the US

Neste and Avfuel team up to supply SAF in the US

January 12, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste and Avfuel Corporation announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers, including fixed base operators (FBOs), airports, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and […]

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Neste acquires minority stake in Alterra Energy

Neste acquires minority stake in Alterra Energy

January 4, 2021 |

In Finland, Neste has acquired a minority stake in Alterra Energy, an innovative chemical recycling technology company. Neste’s equity investment supports Alterra Energy’s expansion. The collaboration between the companies will include joint technology development and global technology licensing, enabling the partners to collaborate in commercializing Alterra’s proprietary thermochemical liquefaction technology in Europe. Alterra’s technology enables […]

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Neste successfully processes 400 tons of liquefied plastic waste

Neste successfully processes 400 tons of liquefied plastic waste

December 22, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste successfully processed 400 tons of liquefied plastic waste at its refinery in Finland this fall, an amount corresponding to the annual amount of plastic waste generated by 20,000 average European citizens. This was the first time Neste processed liquefied waste plastic at an industrial scale. During the run, packaging and mixed waste […]

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Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

December 21, 2020 |

In Finland, architects and contractors are looking toward Scandinavia’s vast forests to reduce the carbon intensity of construction.  Business Finland says 80% of detached houses in Finland already have a wooden frame, and many public buildings are also constructed with timber.  The trade group also highlights new, wood-based technologies being explored in Finland. Woodio, for […]

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Michigan, Maine and Finland team on forestry bioeconomy collaboration

Michigan, Maine and Finland team on forestry bioeconomy collaboration

December 10, 2020 |

In Michigan, in a move that capitalizes on collective forestry knowledge and a commitment to smarter, sustainable use of natural resources, Finland and the states of Maine and Michigan are elevating a cooperative effort in bioeconomy and clean technologies. Maine and Michigan, like Finland, are heavily wooded states with long traditions in the forest industry. […]

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Neste launches 100% renewable and recyclable material for plastics and chemicals

Neste launches 100% renewable and recyclable material for plastics and chemicals

November 26, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste is launching a new product, Neste RE, a 100% renewable and recycled raw material for plastics and chemicals production. Neste RE can be used in a wide range of plastics applications, from sports gear to toys, even in sensitive applications such as high-performing medical equipment. Neste RE makes it possible to use […]

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European Bioeconomy University project seeks to prepare students for the future

European Bioeconomy University project seeks to prepare students for the future

November 12, 2020 |

In Finland, the School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland is a partner in a new Erasmus+ project of the European Bioeconomy University, EBU, which seeks to develop a mechanism to enhance bioeconomy students’ cross-sectoral mindset. Thanks to a shared platform for online learning and study tours, students will be able to […]

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Neste refutes report claiming sustainability violations in its palm oil supply chain

Neste refutes report claiming sustainability violations in its palm oil supply chain

November 9, 2020 |

In Finland, a study report produced by Profundo, commissioned by Milieudefensie, was published on November 5, 2020 claiming that Neste’s raw material suppliers have been involved in serious sustainability violations, such as deforestation, fires, peat destruction, community and labor rights violations. Neste welcomes all efforts to monitor its raw material supply chains to ensure unwavering […]

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Bothnia Bulk project reduces shipping CO2 emissions by 50%

Bothnia Bulk project reduces shipping CO2 emissions by 50%

November 5, 2020 |

In Finland, the Bothnia Bulk project has mitigated climate change and air pollution in the year-round supply of raw materials in the Bay of Bothnia. Total CO2 -emissions per transport work have reduced by up to 50% compared with conventional vessels in operation. Also, other harmful air emissions (SOX, NOX, and PM) have reduced significantly. […]

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Finnish researchers overcome cyanobacteria-based ethylene hurdle

Finnish researchers overcome cyanobacteria-based ethylene hurdle

October 19, 2020 |

In Finland, researchers at the University of Turku have created a cyanobacteria biofilm that produced ethylene—a major building block of the chemical industry—for more than a month. The team genetically engineered cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 to produce ethylene by inserting a gene for ethylene-forming enzyme acquired from Pseudomonas syringae. The only inputs were sunlight […]

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