KONE opens its largest manufacturing site in China
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 16:15
KONE opened its new KONE Park manufacturing site, engineering facility and research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone in Eastern China.
The purpose-built KONE Park is spread on an area of about 240,000 square meters and includes three elevator factories and an escalator factory, and is KONE's largest manufacturing unit in the world.
"We are proud of the Kunshan KONE Park, which enables us to better meet our customers' needs in C...
The world's most wanted cleantech job is open in Finland
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:00Cleantech Finland members Vacon, Wärtsilä and Merinova stand behind the energy ambassador
The EnergyVaasa network is again on the hunt for a new Energy Ambassador. The person chosen for the Energy Ambassador position will work for leading cleantech companies exporting their products and solutions all over the world. During September-October 2013 the Energy Ambassador will travel to ten countries to see how Finnish cleantech companies work with global energy solutions.
The Energy A...
VTT leads Finnish project seeking solutions for urban flooding
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 16:00
In the future extreme weather conditions will be a more recurring phenomenon due to climate change. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is leading a project that is seeking to identify flood water management solutions suitable for northern conditions through development of surfacing materials, technical design, and other means.
In Northern Europe, cities will sustain increasingly heavy rainfall. Together with the increase in rainfall, hard surface materials like concrete and as...
Merus Power gets EUR 2,5 million
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:30
Merus Power gets an add-on investment of EUR 2,5 million from VNT Management and Inventure. The add-on funding will be used primarily for scaling up the international sales, and global product delivery operations. Merus Power is on the track to threefold its revenue in 2013.
Merus Power develops and offers a power quality product family with a focus on efficiency, reliability and excellent dynamic performance. Merus Power also offers its customers professional system study services...
Neste Oil to work closer with stakeholders to protect world's rainforests
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 14:15
Neste Oil will strengthen its commitment to procuring sustainable renewable raw materials by beginning a program of close cooperation with The Forest Trust (TFT), a non-profit organization focused on preventing deforestation.
As part of the cooperation, Neste Oil has committed itself to working proactively to identify concrete ways of preventing deforestation together with palm oil producers and other stakeholders.
"As one of the world's largest buyers of vegetable oil, we re...
Genelec selects UPM biocomposite as material for high-end speakers
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:45
Genelec, one of the most well-known speaker manufacturers in the world, has chosen UPM's biocomposite as the material for their new high-end speaker model. The speaker enclosure is manufactured from renewable cellulose fibre-based UPM ForMi.
UPM ForMi biocomposite is a roaring success for product manufacturers looking for both eco-qualities and mouldability. With UPM ForMi up to 50% of oil-based plastics can be replaced with wood-based fibres, a significant cut of a product's carbon...
GreenStream Network signs a major contract in China
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:00
GreenStream has signed an Energy Management Contract (EMC) with Henglian Shandong Guanghua Paper Group Co., Ltd, a paper manufacturer in Shandong province in China.
The EMC contract is first of its kind for utilizing state of the art Finnish technology in China. The technology provider is Runtech Systems Ltd. The EMC model enables mill owner to implement energy efficiency project without own initial investments. The scheme is similar to European Energy Service Company (ESCO) scheme....
Finnish recycling powerhouse to install AI controlled ZenRobotics Recycler
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 16:30
ZenRobotics Ltd., the world leader in robotic recycling systems, clinched the sale of a ZenRobotics Recycler™ (ZRR) system to the Finnish recycling powerhouse Lassila & Tikanoja plc.
The ZRR system picks raw materials from construction and demolition waste safely and with unprecedented efficiency. The ZRR technology allows the customer to both recover more raw materials to sell for profit, and to save in disposal fees.
“This installation is a strong reference for ZenR...
Wind turbine gear and generator by The Switch and Moventas proves best in class quality
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 15:45
FusionDrive®, the wind power market’s smartest gear and generator combination, has proven to work extremely well in its test field. The product is a joint effort by The Switch and Moventas.
The full load test run for FusionDrive®, conducted recently in the Moventas R&D center in Finland, proved astonishing efficiency. The overall drive train efficiency with both partial loads and nominal output has proven to be best in class and will lower the cost of wind energy. FusionDriv...
Neste Oil is first in the world to use tall oil pitch for biofuel production
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 14:45
Neste Oil is the first company in the world to begin using tall oil pitch as a feedstock for refining into traffic fuel. Until now, it has not been possible to use tall oil pitch, a residue produced by tall oil refiners, as a commercial-scale feedstock for fuel refining purposes.
Neste Oil successfully tested tall oil pitch in commercial refinery operations in March-April this year and is now ready to begin using it on a continuous basis. Fuel refined from tall oil pitch will be dis...