January 22, 2020
The daily brief: 22 January 2020
Neste's renewable jet fuel is going into the tank at Zurich Airport during the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Halton, Konecranes, Wärtsilä and Neste make headlines.
Halton opens an R&D facility in Germany, Konecranes wins a new order in Europe, Wärtsilä secures an energy storage project in Southeast Asia, and Neste delivers renewable jet fuel to Zurich Airport.
Finnish indoor air specialist Halton has opened a new research and development premises adjacent its factory in the small village of Reit im Winkl in Germany. The hub will focus on testing ventilation and air flow systems for professional kitchens. The factory also features a new kitchen showroom fitted with the company’s unique ventilated ceilings and kitchen hood solutions, which also come with a special lighting system that adapts to the human circadian cycle.
Finnish company Konecranes will deliver automated rubber-tyred gantry (ARTG) systems to three Yilport container terminals in Europe, two in Portugal and one in Sweden. Each system will include six ARTG cranes operated under a supervised operation concept and remote operation stations, enabling the Turkish port operator to take a major step toward automated port operations.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 100MW energy storage project in Southeast Asia. The storage facility will be used for grid support purposes and will help to smooth the transition to renewables in the region. In 2018, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed to use renewables for 23 per cent of its energy needs by 2025.
Neste is delivering its renewable jet fuel to Zurich Airport in Switzerland during the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos. The Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is refined from waste and residue and has an up to 80 per cent smaller carbon footprint than fossil jet fuel.
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