The European Commission (EC) approved on 21 December, under EU State aid rules, two support measures, costing €34 million, to construct advanced biofuels plants in the country.
Finland – Stora Enso pilots sludge-to-biofuels production [Full subscriber]
Sludge is a byproduct of processes carried out in industry and agriculture. It is very wet, so disposing of it is difficult. A pilot project at Stora Enso Oyj’s Heinola Mill in Finland addresses this challenge by profitizing the waste stream using novel technology.
Finland – Nordic Sugar to expand beet sugar output to 100,000 t post 2017 [Registered]
Nordic Sugar is planning to expand beet sugar production to 100,000 tonnes at its factory Sucros Oy in Finland post abolition of EU sugar quota in 2017, according to local press reports. The current EU beet sugar production quota is 81,000 tonnes.
Finland – Kaidi group plans to build €1bln biofuel plant [Registered]
The plant will produce 200,000 t/y of second-generation biofuels, 75% of which will be biodiesel and the remainder biogasoline. The biorefinery will be the largest single investment ever made by a Chinese company in Finland, and Kaidi has established a Finnish subsidiary to oversee the project.
Finland invests in a new plant to pilot biobased products [Registered]
This facility is claimed to be the largest bioeconomy research unit in Nordic countries. It will serve the needs of process and product development operations of companies and projects implemented by VTT and its research partners.