Finnish Cleantech business grew by 15 % in 2012
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:00
Cleantech was one of Finland’s fastest-growing business sectors in 2012. Combined turnover for cleantech business was EUR 24.6 billion and annual growth 15 %, according to a survey by Cleantech Finland.
According to Statistics Finland, the Finnish GDP diminished by 0.2 % and the combined turnover for Finnish industrial companies diminished by...
Cleantech Finland Communications Package brought great results for Chempolis in India
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:45
In order to boost our member companies’ business in our main markets, we offer tailored communication packages in India, Russia and China. The packages include professional marketing communications services and activities such as speaking opportunities and events.
In 2012 Chempolis started to use our communications services in India, and the company became one of the first members to reap the benefits of the service. This highly successful cooperation between Cleantech Finland and...
Metso-supplied world’s first commercial-scale lignin separation plant in operation in the US
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:00
Metso supplied the technology for the world’s first commercial-scale LignoBoost™ lignin separation plant at Domtar’s Plymouth pulp mill in North Carolina, USA. The plant is now successfully in operation.
Lignin is a high-quality bio-based alternative to fossil fuel-based materials. There is a wide range of applications and markets for BioChoice lignin including fuels, resins, and thermoplastics.
The LignoBoost plant is integrated with the pulp mill and separates and col...
UPM and VTT cooperate with Volkswagen in biodiesel fleet tests
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 15:30
UPM, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of UPM’s renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, in May. The fleet tests will be coordinated by VTT and Volkswagen will supply the cars.
UPM BioVerno is a high-quality biodiesel produced from non-food forest industry residues. The biofuel reduces traffic greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 per cent when compared with fossil fuels and is ideal for all diesel-powered vehicles.
The fleet tests will...
Sofi Filtration gets investment from Cleantech Invest
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 17:45
Cleantech Invest signed a shareholder agreement with Sofi Filtration, the new Cleantech Finland member company. The company's industrial water filtration technology can be widely used especially in metallurgical industries, mining and minerals processing as well as in power plants.
Sofi Filtration has a ground-breaking solution to treat large streams of process and waste waters. The new type of automatic cleaning technology enables the economical treatment of process waters where...
Cleantech Finland rounds up top business media in Moscow
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:15
To generate proper media visibility in a huge market like Russia is seldom easy for Finnish companies. When operating on their own, even big players may struggle to make a proper media splash warranted by the weight of their expertise.
Cleantech Finland organized a media roundtable event in Moscow on 27–28 February. The main aims of the event were to create visibility for Finnish cleantech expertise in the fields of energy efficiency, district heating and energy-efficient building...
Oilon Scancool to improve Arla Ingman’s Sipoo dairy facility with a heat pump system
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 15:00
Oilon Scancool is to provide Arla Ingman’s Sipoo dairy facility with a complete heat pump system in Finland. The facility will utilize cold process waste heat for utility water, space and boiler feed water heating.
Oilon Scancool, part of the Oilon group of companies, has specialized in industrial cold and heat pump solutions. Using Heat Pump technology, it is possible to effectively utilize quantifiable energy sources, thereby reducing purchased energy consumption and thus helpin...
Effmag launches the record-breaking energy efficient induction heater
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:30
Effmag Ltd. has launched its revolutionary permanent magnet induction heater for the aluminum extrusion industry. Effmag induction heater has a very high 75% energy efficiency and it provides the extrusion industry with significant savings in aluminum billet heating.
Effmag has a deep understanding of the utilization of permanent magnets in inductive heating. Unlike conventional AC-coil based induction heaters, Effmag heater generates the alternating magnetic field by rotating perma...
Beijing trusts Oilon gas burners to alleviate air pollution
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:00
Oilon will deliver nearly 700MW of high-tech burner technology to the Beijing District Heating Company, the largest district heating company in the Chinese capital.
Beijing wants to radically improve the city’s air quality, and this project with Oilon will help to replace coal combustion with natural gas, and hence bring about marked improvements in carbon-dioxide, nitrogen-dioxide and coal dust particulate emissions in the city. The new project is part of the city’s largest inf...
UPM and Element Power establish wind power development joint venture
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:30
UPM and Element Power have established a wind power development joint venture company in order to develop wind power production possibilities on a number of sites throughout Finland on land leased from UPM.
“UPM is looking to develop a number of areas that could be suitable for wind power production on our land, and we have now found the right development partner,” says Matti Oksanen, Director, UPM Energy, New Energy Ventures.
The aim of the joint venture is to develop th...