August 6, 2019
The daily brief: 6 August 2019
Fortum is collaborating with Øya Festival in Norway to promote more sustainable concerts as part of The Green Rider initiative.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Nexstim, Fortum and Finnair make headlines.
Finnish health technology company Nexstim has received a licence to commercialise its NBT system in Australia, energy company Fortum is promoting more sustainable festivals in Norway, and Finnair is flying its first biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki.
Finnish targeted neuromodulation company Nexstim has received a medical device licence for its navigated brain therapy (NBT) system from the Health Department of Australian Government. The licence enables Nexstim to start marketing and selling the NBT system for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Australia.
Fortum is collaborating with the Oslo-based Øya Festival, the primary music festival in Norway, to engage artists and fans to create more sustainable festivals as part of The Green Rider initiative. Musicians’ riders, lists of requirements that organisers receive before a concert, are not typically vetted for environmental impact. So far, Norwegian stars Sigrid and Unge Ferrari have joined the project, which has identified five areas of impact at festivals: reduce fossil fuels, serve less meat, avoid single-use plastics, use low-emission transport, and limit and recycle waste.
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Finnish national carrier Finnair has announced its first biofuel flights backed by its carbon decreasing initiative, Push for change. Finnair flights from San Francisco, the US, to Helsinki, Finland, on 5 and 7 August will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 per cent, reducing the total CO2 emissions of both flights by approximately 32 tonnes. The two flights are supported entirely by contributions from Push for change, which allows travellers to donate money to an emissions reduction project or buy biofuel for flights.
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