This article has not yet been translated in English but here is the original press release from EARTO (the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations). VTT, in co-operation with Fortum, Metso and UPM-Kymmene has won a prestigious award for its biofuel production method. The Finnish press release says that commercial exploitation of the method begins in a year, when Fortum opens an integrated biofuel and thermal heating plant in Joensuu, Eastern Finland.
From the EARTO press release this sentence caught my eye: ‘Prime candidates for new and retrofit implementations are the 200 CHP [Combined Heating and Power] plants within the mechanical wood and pulp and paper industries in Europe and North America, where their use could generate 14,000 jobs.’
This is great news!