Major Finnish breakthrough to alleviate global drinking water crisis
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:00
Researchers at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland have developed a unique, cost-efficient technology to produce separation membranes for the purification of water. The technology, which until now has been considered impossible, cuts the previous membrane production costs by more than 50 per cent and may provide a solution to the global lack of clean water, which is afflicting over a billion people according to the UN.
The purification of soiled or salty w...
KONE solutions to enable smooth people flow in Hainan Tower in China
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 11:15
KONE will deliver 31 elevators and four KONE TravelMaster® 110 escalators to be installed at the Hainan Tower, a landmark construction project in the city of Haikou, in the Southern Chinese province of Hainan.
The Hainan Tower contract follows the recent order KONE received for 130 elevators and escalators for the 105-story Chongqing International Trade and Commerce Center in Chongqing, China.
The Hainan Tower order includes 28 KONE MiniSpace(TM) elevators and three KONE Mon...
Vacon AC drives provide significant energy saving for EMC2
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 15:45
Vacon AC variable speed drives provided a 40 per cent energy saving on the operation of air handling plant for EMC2. EMC2 is a global leader in enabling businesses to transform their operations and deliver Information Technology as a service.
Vacon 100 HVAC drives were installed at the EMC2 facility in Cork as part of a major energy efficiency exercise undertaken with the support of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The upgraded air handling plant serves buildings totalin...
Finland offers best offshore wind power potential in Baltic Sea Region
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:00The shallow waters and high wind speeds on Finland’s coastline are ideal for wind power generation
Finland has by far the greatest potential for the development of offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea region, according to a study by Baltic Sea Region Energy Co-operation (BASREC). From the 99 most favourable areas for offshore wind power generation identified by the report, 66 are located in Finland.
The study ranks possible offshore wind farm locations according to wind speed, wa...
Delhi Metro trusts KONE elevators to ease people flow in expanding network
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 10:00
KONE will deliver 143 KONE MonoSpace ® elevators to be installed at stations in the third phase of the Delhi Metro network extension in Northern India. The contract follows the previous orders for 395 elevators and 75 escalators in the first two phases of the expansion of the metro network.
To address the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's environmental considerations, the ordered machine-room-less KONE elevators include ecologically sound features such as energy-saving regenerative dr...
Halton accelerated its growth in 2012
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 16:30
Despite the uncertain global economic climate, 2012 was one of the most successful years in Halton’s history.
The company’s sales increased by 16 percent compared to the previous year, reaching the figure of 168 million euros. Also the operating profit improved and was 13 million euros.
Halton Group specializes in indoor climate and indoor environmental products, services and solutions. The company is organized in three strategic business areas providing solutions for pub...
VTT making wireless charging available for small devices
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 13:00
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is working with the industry’s leading technology companies and standardization bodies to apply wireless charging technology to small portable devices, such as mobile phone accessories, wrist devices, wireless mice and sensors.
Consumer need to recharge the batteries of various portable devices continues to grow while the increase of features in mobile devices has caused cost pressures, increased power consumption, and created new challenge...
Kazakhstan Green Technologies Seminar linked Finnish energy efficiency and water expertise to Kazakh demand
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 16:15
Cleantech Finland, Finpro, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Finland organized Kazakhstan Green Technologies Seminar on 13 March 2013 in Helsinki. The focus of the seminar was on energy efficiency and water solutions.
Nurlan Kapparov, Minister of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and a business delegation from Kazakhstan attended the event. The country sees Finland and Finnish companies...
Cargotec Hiab gets substantial EU funding for academic R&D project
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 14:45
Cargotec Hiab has received a EUR 1.4 million funding boost from the European Union for a three-year research and development cooperation project with three academic partners in Poland and Sweden.
The project will boost R&D related to more sustainable load handling equipment. A new approach to control systems will also be developed in order to improve operational safety conditions and the efficiency of load handling equipment.
The project will involve the creation of desig...
Wärtsilä launches GasReformer for turning wasted oil production gas into energy
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:00
Wärtsilä has introduced GasReformer, a unique product that uses steam reforming technology to convert associated gas to a quality that can be used as fuel in Wärtsilä’s gas-fuelled engines.
The Wärtsilä GasReformer enables the conversion of associated gas, gas produced during oil production, into a methane rich product for utilization in Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines operating at full performance levels.
Associated gas is normally considered as waste and is consequentl...