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NIB funds biofuel CHP to power Helsinki metropolitan area

Nordic Investment Bank, Biomass Magazine Summary Nordic Investment Bank has signed a loan agreement with Vantaan Energia Oy to finance the retrofitting of its K1 boiler to use biofuel at the Martinlaakso combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vantaa, Finland. The loan to Vantaan Energia Oy is...


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Helsinki Energy Company Helen to Go Climate Neutral

City of Helsinki Helen operates Finland's first V2G (vehicle-to-grid) electric car charging station, developed by Helen with partners in the mySMARTLife EU Project. The project develops solutions to cut urban carbon dioxide emissions. Pictured is the first charging. Photo: Sonja Meskanen...


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District Heat Solution for Finland CHP plants

Kelvin Ross, Power Engineering International Summary Technology company Valmet is to deliver a district heat network optimization solution to two CHP plants in Finland . The deal is with Jyväskylä Energy Group and is for the entire district heating network of the company's...


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District Cooling Market expected to grow significantly

True Industry News Summary Recently, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation or Empower, one of the most notable providers of district cooling services, announced that it will be providing 3,900 Refrigeration Tons (RT) district cooling services to Wasl Tower. Notably, the Wasl Tower...


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NIB funds sustainable heat and energy production in Northern Finland

Press Release, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) Rendering of the Laanila biopower plant. Photo: Oulun Energia / UKI Arkkitehdit NIB and the Finnish energy company Oulu Energia have signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement to finance the construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant...


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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Geothermal heating project in Finland reaches stimulation stage

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Strada Energy drilling rig on project site in Finland (source: Strada Energy Investor Presentation) Summary In a release today, Finnish energy company St1 has announced that its project to build Finland’s first industrial scale emission-free geothermal...


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How Yandex is heating a Finnish city with its data centre’s surplus energy

Laura Mullan, Gigabit Magazine Summary At a time when sustainability is a key talking point in the data centre space, one of Europe’s largest internet companies is blowing the competition away with sustainable data centre operations Grappling with some of the largest behemoths in the tech...


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Helsinki Announces Plan How to Become Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, Globe Newswire Helsinki city center. Photo credit: Suomen Ilmakuva/City of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Helsinki expert group has completed a proposal for an action plan that outlines how the city can be rendered carbon neutral by...


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Finland's Helen starts EIA for 130-MW bioenergy heating plant

Renewables Now Summary Finnish utility Helen Ltd has launched an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a plant with a district heat output of 130 MW planned for Tattarisuo, which will run on wood chips and, possibly, recovered fuels. The EIA will be completed late this summer, Helen said...