UPM and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences build biomaterials concept car
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 15:15
UPM and students from Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences are building a Biofore concept car that utilizes UPM’s innovative biomaterials. Many of the Biofore car's parts, which are traditionally made of plastic, are manufactured from UPM Grada thermoformable wood material and UPM ForMi cellulose fibre biocomposite.
Both UPM Grada and UPM ForMi bring considerable environmental benefits in the overall lifecycle of modern vehicle manufacturing while providing many bene...
Greenlux Finland challenges international LED giants
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 13:45The Finnish company terminates contract with Fagerhult in order to boost growth especially in Europe
The LED luminaries manufacturer Greenlux Finland maintains its strong start to the year. At the moment, the company is delivering lighting for a new parking garage in Holland, which has been one of the company’s strongest markets this year.
Meanwhile, Greenlux Finland and Fagerhult AB, the largest company in the lighting industry in the Nordic Countries, have agreed to annul their...
Greenlux Finland and Fagerhult terminate agreement on sale of LED luminaries
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:30
Greenlux Finland Ltd, a Finnish designer and producer of LED luminaries, and Fagerhult AB, the largest company in the lighting industry in the Nordic Countries, have agreed to terminate their agreement on sale of LED luminaries.
For almost three years, Greenlux was delivering LED luminaries to Fagerhult for marketing and sale under the Fagerhult brand name. Greenlux Finland’s focus will be on big international Key Customers and selected distribution channels.
“We are stil...
KONE will deliver 93 elevators, escalators and autowalks to the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:15
KONE will deliver 43 energy-efficient elevators and 50 escalators and autowalks for the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the main international airport in the Netherlands.
32 of the escalators and autowalks will be powered by the new KONE Direct Drive(TM), which is the industry's most efficient drive and up to 20% more efficient than conventional worm-gear solutions. The deal is part of the airport's project to enable centralized security procedures in its non-Schengen area to replace se...
VTT researchers to provide solutions for energy efficiency repairs in residential districts in Moscow
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:00
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed three repair concepts for improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings and entire districts, while also reducing their environmental impact, in some of the old and decrepit residential areas built in Moscow after WWII.
Calculations show that a 70 per cent building heating demand reduction would be possible while with just by minor repairs 40 per cent energy savings could be achieved. The concepts, however, address no...
Solved sets its sights on the top of the global cleantech business
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:00
The digital Solved expert service, created as a result of a joint development effort by Cleantech Finland, Finnish companies and Finpro, will be launched as an independent company this coming autumn.
The Finpro-operated Cleantech Finland program will continue with an even stronger focus on building international awareness of the cleantech sector. The Cleantech Finland Solved online service, which was launched a year ago, will be incorporated as a separate company in line with the Cl...
Fortum inaugurates first waste-to-energy combined heat and power plant in the Baltics
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:15
Fortum has inaugurated a new combined heat and power plant in the city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The plant uses municipal and industrial waste as well as biomass as fuels and is the first power plant of its kind in the Baltic countries.
The Finnish President Sauli Niinistö along with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, attended the plant's inauguration ceremony.
"Using sorted waste as fuel in combined heat and power production is a sustainable solution...
Finnish Cleantech business grew by 15 % in 2012
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 10:00
Cleantech was one of Finland’s fastest-growing business sectors in 2012. Combined turnover for cleantech business was EUR 24.6 billion and annual growth 15 %, according to a survey by Cleantech Finland.
According to Statistics Finland, the Finnish GDP diminished by 0.2 % and the combined turnover for Finnish industrial companies diminished by...
Cleantech Finland Communications Package brought great results for Chempolis in India
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:45
In order to boost our member companies’ business in our main markets, we offer tailored communication packages in India, Russia and China. The packages include professional marketing communications services and activities such as speaking opportunities and events.
In 2012 Chempolis started to use our communications services in India, and the company became one of the first members to reap the benefits of the service. This highly successful cooperation between Cleantech Finland and...
Metso-supplied world’s first commercial-scale lignin separation plant in operation in the US
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:00
Metso supplied the technology for the world’s first commercial-scale LignoBoost™ lignin separation plant at Domtar’s Plymouth pulp mill in North Carolina, USA. The plant is now successfully in operation.
Lignin is a high-quality bio-based alternative to fossil fuel-based materials. There is a wide range of applications and markets for BioChoice lignin including fuels, resins, and thermoplastics.
The LignoBoost plant is integrated with the pulp mill and separates and col...