Finland’s oldest ferry goes all electric with Visedo

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The oldest operating ferry in Finland will on Saturday become the nation’s first all-electric passenger vessel after being fitted with Visedo power.

Neste to begin selling 100% renewable diesel in Finland

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Neste plans to start selling diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year. In Finland, Neste Renewable Diesel was used for producing low-emission energy for the Flow festival and Weekend Festival. The new product offers environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers a sustainable and easy solution for reducing traffic-borne emissions.

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Map of public biogas filling stations in Finland

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Finland now has 21 CBG100 public biogas filling stations—i.e. Screenshot of Finland biogas station map. they sell 100% compressed biogas (CBG). All are automatic stations that are always open (but for two of them a cash option is only available during office hours).

Sales of Neste MY Renewable Diesel expands to Neste Truck stations for heavy vehicles in Finland

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The distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, has expanded to the Neste Truck network for heavy vehicles in Finland. In addition, the changing temperatures in Finland have also been taken into account in the product, and motorists do not need to worry about any engine failures, even in extremely cold conditions.

Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel made 100% from waste and residues in Finland; initial customers

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Sales of Neste MY will begin at Neste service stations in Finland, namely Espoo Piispanmäki, Vantaa Ilmakehä, Helsinki Konala, Espoo Otaniemi, Espoo Olari and Vantaa Varisto. During January, sales of Neste MY will also expand to select Neste Truck stations for heavy traffic in Finland. Companies such as Google and UPS in the United States and DB Schenker and Lassila & Tikanoja in Finland have also decided to reduce their carbon footprint with Neste MY Renewable Diesel.

China’s Kaidi to build €1B BTL biofuel refinery in Finland

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The second-generation biomass plant will use energy wood as the main feedstock and it will be the first of its kind, not only in Finland but globally. We find Finland the most interesting country to invest in for biofuels production in the Northern hemisphere. Finland has vast biomass resources, plenty of potential partner companies and an extremely progressive biofuels policy. China-based Kaidi plans to build a €1-billion (US$1.1-billion) biofuel refinery in Kemi.

UPM and WWF Finland co-operate to promote the sustainability of wood-based liquid biofuels

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Finland-based bio and forest industries company UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and present a list of joint measures to be carried out to promote sustainability. —Liisa Rohweder, CEO of WWF Finland. UPM and WWF Finland support new generation biofuels, which considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions when compared to fossil fuels while meeting credible sustainability criteria.

Novozymes to supply enzymes to St1 Biofuels in Finland for cellulosic ethanol from sawdust

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Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to a new biorefinery that will be built by St1 Biofuels in Kajaani, Finland. The construction of the biorefinery supports Finland’s climate and energy strategy. It delivers fuels to major Nordic service station chains—ABC, St1 and Shell—with a total of 1,500 service stations in Finland, Sweden and Norway.

DRIVE C2X wraps up V2X test program with winter testing on slippery roads in Finland

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DRIVE C2X , a 3.5-year, €18.6-million (US$25.6-million) European research project assessing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications through field tests ( earlier post ), wrapped up its testing program with winter tests in Tampere, Finland in which they were testing the Weather Warning (WW) function providing drivers with a warning on slippery road conditions ahead.

Electric vehicles move into Finland

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NK electric vehicles Finland helsinki Think Think City Think City EV Valmet Automotive It seems the Finnish people are thinking electric – as Scandinavian electric vehicle maker THINK begins sales in the country. The THINK City EV has been introduced alongside production partner Valmet Automotive with the first deliveries to green delivery pioneers A2B through a new THINK dealership in Helsinki. It is expected that further dealerships will [.].

Neste Oil’s renewable diesel used to generate elecricity at two events in Finland

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Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. NEXBTL diesel generated 45% of the electricity used at the Flow Festival and powered the machinery at the festival site. Using the fuel resulted in a 22 ton reduction in emissions, equivalent in emission terms to nearly three round-the-world flights.

European Batteries Oy Launches Li-ion Battery Plant in Finland

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Finland-based European Batteries Oy held the grand opening of its new lithium-ion battery plant which manufactures large format prismatic 42 Ah, 3.2V LiFePO 4 (LFP) cells, modules, packs and systems earlier this month. The annual production capacity is 100 MWh—enough for 3.000 full-electric cars, the company says. Plans have already been made to triple both production capacity and the number of employees.

Technip awarded €5M FEED contract for Ajos BtL biomass-to-liquids plant in Finland

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Forest BtL Oy, owned by Vapo, A Finnish bioenergy, peat and sawmill company, awarded Technip a contract, worth approximately €5 million, for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland. In December 2012, the Ajos BtL project, Finland, was selected to receive counterpart funding of €88.5 The project will produce and sell renewable diesel and bionaphta in the Baltic Sea area, with a focus on Finland and Sweden.

Largest ever oil spill response exercise on the Baltic Sea being held off the coast of Helsinki, Finland

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This year’s Balex Delta oil spill response exercise, which is held annually under the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area, is taking place today in the sea area outside Helsinki, Finland.

Th!nk Resumes Production at Valmet Automotive Facility in Finland

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Think has finally resumed production of their Think City EV at a new manufacturing facility in Finland. Ener1 supplies Think's battery packs, while Valmet Automotive assembles them at their manufacturing plant in Finland. Recently, both Ener1 and Valmet Automotive recapitalized Think to bring their vehicles back to the market. Think's backlog of

Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

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Europe Batteries lithium-ion Finland Tesla Motors plug-in cars gigafactoryThe Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one additional gigafactory, presumably to meet demand for battery cells related to large-scale electric-car production outside the U.S. One Finnish city is now making an official bid.

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Honeywell’s Envergent Technologies and Green Fuel Nordic Oy to collaborate on biomass pyrolysis fuel processing in Finland

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Envergent Technologies LLC, a Honeywell company, signed a memorandum of understanding with Finland’s Green Fuel Nordic Oy under which the two companies would collaborate on projects to. convert biomass to renewable fuel for use in district heating systems in Finland using Envergent’s RTP rapid thermal processing technology. Finland has targeted that 38% of its energy use be generated from renewable sources by 2020.

Fleet of 23 road tanker trucks to trial NExBTL renewable diesel in Finland

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Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel is to be trialed in day-to-day use in Finland by a fleet of road tanker trucks from the beginning of June onwards. The trial will last around a year and will involve 23 vehicles in Neste Oil livery operated by seven different companies. The vehicles will fill up with 100% NExBTL renewable diesel at the Neste Oil Truck station at the distribution terminal adjacent to the company’s Porvoo refinery.

New €50M Forest-based Biorefinery Research Project in Finland

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Forestcluster Ltd. and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, have launched a 5-year, €50 million (US$63 million) research program (Future Biorefinery, or short FuBio) to develop competence in the processing of wood biomass. The research programme aims at generating innovations that can either be implemented as a part of existing industry operations, or which open up entirely new wood-based value chains.

Neste Oil Begins Trials of 100% Renewable Diesel in Passenger Cars; Planning Retail Rollout in Finland

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Neste Oil has begun trials of Neste Green 100 diesel—a renewable drop-in hydrocarbon replacement for diesel, not biodiesel (fatty acid methyl esters)—in cars in Finland. The majority of Neste Oil stations in Finland already offer Neste Green diesel, which contains a minimum of 10% renewable diesel blended with conventional diesel fuel.

2011 Fisker Karma Production Begins In Finland, U.S. Deliveries In April

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Fisker's Karma extended-range EV entered production at Valmet's plant in Finland today. The best-looking (for now, anyway) electric-powered vehicle on the market is finally, well, on the market--or nearly so. deliveries of the car are expected to begin next month. That jibes surprisingly well with the information leaked from a dealer meeting

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Ener1 to Take 31% Stake in EV Maker Think Global; Think City Production Moves to Valmet in Finland

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Finland-based Valmet Automotive, which signed a letter of intent under which Valmet Automotive will be a production and engineering partner for the Think City electric vehicle, will also become a minor shareholder in Think. According to the letter of intent signed by Valmet and Think, the manufacturing of Think electric vehicle will be transferred from Norway to Valmet Automotive’s factory in Uusikaupunki, Finland, this year. Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Ener1, Inc.

Valmet shows off bizarre EV

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Electric cars Fisker EV Finland Geneva ValmetIf there is an award for the strangest car on display at the Geneva Motor Show then undoubtedly the winner of this year’s award would be this bizarre creation on the Valmet stand. Known as the Automotive Dawn, the ‘car’ is said to be a test bed for the Finnish company’s EV technology. The single [.].

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New vessel could halt future oil spills

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Finnish companies STX Finland Oy, Southeast Trading Oy and Aker Arctic Technology Oy have joined forces with Russian companies FSUE [.]. Tags: Green credentials Latest news Deepwater Horizon Finland Green cars icebreaking vessel new vessel oil spill Russia tackling oil spills

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Neste to use May Day doughnut fat for renewable diesel feedstock

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In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery in Finland are joining forces with the “Doughnut Trick” campaign. Last Christmas, Neste jointly cooperated with the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland and other partners in its Christmas waste ham fat campaign. Fazer Bakery and Neste came up with the Doughnut Trick campaign as a way of reminding people in Finland about the potential of the circular economy and recycling.

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SOLETAIR project produces first 200 liters of synthetic fuel from solar power and atmospheric CO2

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Project partners include INERATEC, a spinoff of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).

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Helsinki to host electric display of green cars

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VTT to develop intelligent transport systems in cooperation with ITS Russia; automated driving; links to China

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and ITS Russia have signed a partnership agreement concerning the development of intelligent transport systems (ITS). Finland as an ITS gateway to China. The aim is to link CAVLANE to an ITS route sponsored by the Russian Government, which would begin from the biggest cities in Finland and run via Helsinki to Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan and China.

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Mercedes-Benz Econic compresses refuse with electric tipper body

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In Scandinavia the Econic with the electric body has found even wider acceptance: More than 150 units are in use in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Karma gets approval to build electric cars in China

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The original production run of the Fisker Karma luxury sedan was contracted to Valmet Automotive in Finland. But as the Karma Revero, the car will be built at a new facility in California. Karma, which was created when Chinese auto-parts giant Wanxiang purchased the remains of bankrupt Fisker Automotive, plans to handle production itself. DON'T. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Karma Revero

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Porvoo using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all its diesel-fueled vehicles

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Porvoo is the first city in Finland to start using Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced 100% from waste and residues, in all of its diesel-fueled vehicles during this year. We are proud and happy to see that Porvoo, the hometown of one of our refineries, is the first city in Finland to start using our premium-quality product to reduce the emissions of all of their diesel-fueled vehicles.

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Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre partner to develop remote and autonomous ships

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Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have formed a strategic partnership to design, to test and to validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. VTT has the first 5G test network in Finland.

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GM 9-speed automatic, NextEV Nio electric SUV, Finnish Tesla Gigafactory?: Today's Car News

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Today, General Motors has a new 9-speed automatic transmission that may boost fuel efficiency, Chinese startup NextEV will offer an electric SUV under its Nio brand, and a city in Finland is making a bid for the next Tesla "gigafactory." All this and more on Green Car Reports. Find out why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for the next Tesla. Today in Car News

Finnish NGO UFF to use Neste Renewable Diesel in trucks

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UFF (U-landshjälp från Folk till Folk i Finland rf), a Finnish non-profit environmental and development organization, will use Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced entirely from waste and residues, to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced in UFF’s logistics chain.

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Chinese battery company takes 22% stake in Valmet Automotive; strategic partnership for EVs

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China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), a leading global provider of battery and energy storage solutions, has taken a 22% stake in Finland-based Valmet Automotive as part of a new strategic partnership in electric automotive solutions. CATL brings new resources and capabilities for Valmet Automotive to invest into the development of its capabilities, offering, operations and competitiveness in Finland and Central Europe.

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Neste: use of our renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million tons in 2017

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The positive result was made possible by Neste’s increased production volumes at its renewables-producing refineries in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Neat Neste MY Renewable Diesel is already available to drivers and fleets in Finland and in California. Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a 8.3 million metric tons—8.3 billion kilograms—in 2017, according to calculations made by the company.

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Combined, the relative share of PHEV and BEV sales was highest in Sweden, Belgium and Finland, reaching 5.5%, 2.7%

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Traveling Finnish sauna touring US to use Neste renewable diesel on the West Coast

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To haul one across the US is a rather crazy, yet a fun way of celebrating the centenary of Finland’s independence. Neste is a sponsor of the Traveling Sauna which is one of the many ways in which Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence in 2017. Throughout 2017, a fully-functional Finnish sauna on wheels will travel 12,000 miles across the US.

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Visedo introducing new SRPM motor design for buses; 10% increase in power, better cooling

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The new design is also optimized for high volume manufacture using Visedo’s facilities in both Finland and Taiwan. The company has PowerDRUM projects underway with Linkker in Finland (powering Helsinki’s first all-electric buses) and Hybricon Bus Systems in Sweden.

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VTT-led project to develop enzymes found in India’s wildfire-prone areas for biorefineries; IndZyme

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An EU- and nationally-funded project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, called IndZyme, is investigating if these enzymes are capable of breaking down agricultural waste better than current commercial enzymes. The IndZyme project consortium comprises VTT (Finland), VINSTROM (India), RWTH (Germany) and the University of Tartu (Estonia). VTT and the Academy of Finland have allocated a total of €400,000 towards the project (VTT 70%, Academy of Finland 30%).

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