Tag: Finland

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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Neste commits to carbon-neutral production by 2035

Neste commits to carbon-neutral production by 2035

October 6, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035. The commitment complements Neste’s other strategic climate commitment of reducing customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. All aspects of greenhouse gas emissions in Neste’s production will be analyzed. The company has already identified more than 50 different […]

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Finnish circular fiber firm attracts big brands

Finnish circular fiber firm attracts big brands

October 5, 2020 |

In Finland, circular fiber firm Infinited Fiber Company is investing in more capacity as it racks up big-name partners like H&M, Patagonia, Wrangler, PVH Corp, and Bestseller. The biotech startup’s technology can convert used textiles or any cellulose-based material such as used cardboard or agricultural waste into a biodegradable soft fiber. Applications include T-shirts, hoodies, […]

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Neste and Shell Aviation signs SAF supply agreement

Neste and Shell Aviation signs SAF supply agreement

September 23, 2020 |

In Finland, in a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production […]

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Neste teams with Air bp to increase SAF distribution five-fold over 2019

Neste teams with Air bp to increase SAF distribution five-fold over 2019

August 19, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste and Air bp have signed an agreement to offer an increased volume of sustainable aviation fuel to airport customers in 2020 and 2021. The volume is five times larger than that supplied by the businesses in 2019. Air bp will make the Neste-produced SAF available at selected airports in Europe, with deliveries […]

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HRX Group to use Neste’s renewable diesel across six countries

HRX Group to use Neste’s renewable diesel across six countries

August 13, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be used by HRX Group, a transport company specialized in express deliveries active in 6 countries across the Scandinavia and the Baltic region, for all of its deliveries in Finland, and subject to availability, also in the Baltics. HRX Group, offices in Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and […]

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Nordic Investment Bank to provide Moelven Industrier US$20.5M loan for Norwegian bioenergy plant

Nordic Investment Bank to provide Moelven Industrier US$20.5M loan for Norwegian bioenergy plant

July 22, 2020 |

In Finland, the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will provide EUR17.73 million to Moelven Industrier ASA in the form of a seven-year loan to be used for an integrated wood pellet and bioenergy plant in Norway. The loan will finance Moelven Industrier’s new wood pellet and bioenergy plant, which is integrated with the existing sawmill at […]

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Valmet to supply equipment to Indonesian biomass power project

Valmet to supply equipment to Indonesian biomass power project

July 6, 2020 |

In Finland, Valmet will supply a new biomass fuel feeding system for one of the circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers owned and operated by PT. Cikarang Listrindo Tbk (Cikarang Listrindo) at their Babelan Power Station, Indonesia. The investment is part of Cikarang Listrindo’s initiative for greener energy production and environmentally friendlier operation by reducing greenhouse […]

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Fornum and Metsä to create ExpandFibre R&D program

Fornum and Metsä to create ExpandFibre R&D program

June 22, 2020 |

In Finland, Fortum and Metsä Group join forces with Business Finland to create R&D program with pulp fiber from renewable and sustainable sources as its node, Metsä said in a statement. The 4-year joint R&D program, called ExpandFibre, aims to develop ground-breaking technologies and smart business concepts that are required to convert straw and wood […]

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Neste launches R&D project to develop sustainable scalable raw materials

Neste launches R&D project to develop sustainable scalable raw materials

June 18, 2020 |

In Finland, Neste launched a new research project which aims at developing sustainable and globally scalable raw materials and technology solutions for transportation fuels and the production of chemicals and polymers. These new solutions decrease the use of crude oil and tackle climate change. The new technologies will be based on scalable renewable and circular […]

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