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...
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...