SITA Finland buys the world’s first multi-robot ZenRobotics Recycler process
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:00
2012 December 21 Helsinki, Finland SITA Finland Ltd. a subsidiary of Europe’s largest environmental services provider SUEZ Environnement, and ZenRobotics Ltd. the world leader in robotic recycling today announced a deal for the world’s first multiple robot waste sorting process.
SITA Finland will take delivery of 2 ZenRobotics Recycler (ZRR) systems, one ZRR Heavy Picker and one ZRR Fast Picker. This brings the SITA Finland site to the world-leading total of 3 robotic systems: T...
EU grant for UPM’s biorefinery project in France
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 12:30
The European Commission has awarded UPM a grant of EUR 170 million for solid wood-based biorefinery (BTL) project in Strasbourg, France. The biorefinery will produce renewable diesel from energy wood, such as logging residue or bark.
The EU’s NER300 programme (New Entrants Reserve) is funded by the sale of emission allowances to European companies. UPM biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions considerably compared to fossil fuels.
“The EU’s decision is recognition for U...
Outotec secures major deal in Namibia
Friday, December 21, 2012 - 11:15Outotec to provide gas cleaning, sulfuric acid and effluent treatment technologies for Namibia Custom Smelters
Outotec and Namibia Custom Smelters have agreed on the design and delivery of a gas cleaning system, sulfuric acid plant and related technologies downstream of the existing copper smelter in Tsumeb, North Province of Namibia. The total value of the contracts to be booked in Outotec's 2012 order intake is approximately EUR 130 million. In addition, Outotec is negotiating the associ...
Cargotec’s new Hiab loader crane delivers improved handling and fuel economy
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 13:45
Cargotec launches its new Hiab XS 544 loader crane. The XS 544 has a 51 tm capacity, a total outreach of 15 to 25 metres and provides efficient load handling, greater versatility and reduced environmental impact.
Crane operators usually work in a hectic environment where time and space for completing deliveries is limited. Operating safety also becomes an issue and not least due to the fact that operators lift heavy loads sometimes to heights of 20 to 30 meters.
"To make a gr...
Wind power construction creates thousands of jobs
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 09:30
Finland has undertaken to build more wind power plants by 2020, worth a total capacity of 2,500 MW, in addition to its other projects involving the production of renewable energy. This represents a considerable increase in the country’s production of wind power energy when compared to the 145 wind power plants that were in operation in August 2012, whose combined output was just 234 MW.
The construction of wind power farms was assumed to grow intensely after the feed-in tariff for...
Vacon receives Frost & Sullivan's European AC drives Product Line Strategy award
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 14:45
Frost & Sullivan, one of the world's most respected growth consultancy companies, has awarded Vacon with the European Low Voltage (LV) Alternating Current (AC) Electric Drives Product Line Strategy Award for 2012.
The award recognizes Vacon's achievements in effectively optimizing strategies, processes and performance while the Frost & Sullivan report on the award commends Vacon’s expertise to produce and market drives with diverse end-user applications and develop product...
VTT won 2012 European innovation prize for breakthrough in bio-oil production
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 12:15
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland received an innovation award from the European Association for Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) for a new technology that enables the cogeneration of heating energy and bio-oil in the same power plant cost-effectively and sustainably.
VTT developed the technique with Fortum, Metso and UPM, and their solution was to connect a state-of-the-art pyrolysis reactor to a conventional fluidised bed boiler for the co-generation of electri...
iLOQ grows several hundred percent
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:15
iLOQ company was listed among Deloitte’s Technology Rising Stars. Next year’s goal is the Fast 50-list.
"I am proud of our team and products and what we have accomplished. In only a few years, we have acquired a market share of some 10 per cent in Finland and launched sales in other Nordic countries and Central Europe", says Mika Pukari, Managing Director of iLOQ.
At the moment, iLOQ has 32 employees. Last year the company reported net sales of a little over EUR 4.4 milli...
Kaukomarkkinat takes Oilon cleantech products to eastern growth markets
Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:00
Kaukomarkkinat Oy and the Finnish company Oilon Oy have concluded a co-operation agreement concerning the growth markets of the East. According to the contract, Kaukomarkkinat will represent Oilon’s Scancool industrial heat pumps and ground source heat pumps for households in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Kazakhstan. Furthermore, Kaukomarkkinat will represent Oilon’s industrial and power plant burners in Kazakhstan.
"Kaukomarkkinat knows how business is done in the Eastern growt...
A mini power plant by Ekogen was launched in Taipalsaari
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 14:00
A mini heat and power plant by Ekogen Oy, a company based in Lappeenranta, was launched in Taipalsaari. The plant is operated with wood and it produces electricity and heat for local networks.
The production capacity of the plant is sufficient to cover the average energy consumption of approximately 50-100 dwellings. Typical end users of the plant are small industries such as sawmills and green houses, residential management companies and villages.
The plant represents the cu...