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VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

Press Release, EurekAlert! Summary VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new...


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Finland has geothermal heating plans for a local district heating system

Tami Hood, Hydrogen Fuel News Summary The Nordic country's new geothermal project has been planned at Tampere, Finland. The new geothermal heating project that has been planned will result in the drilling of deep geothermal wells targeting a depth of 7-8,000 meters (4.3 – 4.9 miles)...


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Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center

Darrell Proctor, POWER Magazine Summary A distribution center in Finland is installing what is being called the country’s largest industrial microgrid, a system that will use 100% renewable energy. The system is being built by Schneider Electric in Järvenpää. It will be used by Lidl, a grocery...


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Helsinki Produces Energy with Underground Hot and Cold Water Lakes

360 Feed Wire, Oil & Gas 360 Summary The city energy company Helen is building hot-water storage into man-made caves. Helsinki, Finland , Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Former fuel-oil storage caves in the Helsinki bedrock will store hot water heated in the processes of the Helsinki...


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District heating can be produced without fossil fuels in Finland - even in Helsinki

Advanced energy solutions Research, Aalto University Summary The change is possible through the use of heat pumps, wind power, heat storage and demand response. Heating accounts for about half of the energy consumed by the Finnish homes. Some of the researchers from the Smart Energy...


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Valmet to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Elenia Lampo's Vanaja power plant in Hameenlinna, Finland

Press Release, Valmet Corporation Summary Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Elenia Lämpö Oy's Vanaja power plant in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The investment will enable the company to raise the share of renewable fuels used in the city's district heat production to over 80% and...


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Tampere to produce carbon-negative heating

SmartCitiesWorld News Team, SmartCitiesWorld Summary Tampere Electric Company (Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy) is to deliver carbon-negative district heating to its customers in the Hiedanranta city district of Tampere via its district heating network. This will be the first occasion that carbon...


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Fortum Builds Bio-Heating Facility In Kivenlahti, Finland

Eurasia Review Summary Fortum is replacing part of its fossil-based heat production by building a biofuel-fired heating facility in Kivenlahti, Espoo using clean wood-based fuels. The value of the investment is over EUR 40 million. The new facility will have a fuel power of 49 MW, and its...


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Finland shows how bioenergy and nuclear can drive the energy transition

Newsroom, Modern Diplomacy Summary Thanks to the strong role of nuclear, hydro and bioenergy – which alone accounts for 29% of energy supply – Finland has one of the lowest share of fossil fuels in total energy supply among IEA member countries. Yet in its latest review of energy policies in...


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Finnish gov wants to ban coal usage in 2029

Mu Xuequan, Xinhua News Summary HELSINKI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The use of coal for producing heat and electricity is possible to become illegal in Finland in 2029, based on a bill submitted to the parliament on Thursday. The envisaged schedule met instant criticism particularly from the...