Award for Finnish consortium developing a novel method of biofuel production!

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!

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