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Green Fuel Nordic participated in national Rio+20 seminar organized by the Ministry of Environment in early June, which was sub-titled as ”Towards implementation!”. The key message of real solutions offered by CEO Timo Saarelainen sank into good soil.

The seminar was a continuation for the national Rio+20 preparation seminar held in spring 2012. The seminar held in June 2013 examined of what is to be done in Finland in various sectors to achieve sustainable development and promote the green economy. Green Fuel Nordic was invited to the seminar to tell about the company’s solutions and its role in building a low-carbon society.

”Our main message that we utilize existing technology that enables distributed energy production based on  credible and sustainable raw material, was very well received”, says Green Fuel Nordic’s CEO Timo Saarelainen.

Additionally the fact that the second generation bio-oil can be a direct substitute for fossil fuels attracted positive statements. Commercial applications can already be found in heat production sector. Ships, transportation fuels and chemical industry are areas of applications in the near future. Bio-oil is only in the early phase of its commercial life cycle, and a longer term application can be substituting all fossil fuels.

A presentation held by Timo Saarelainen in the seminar can be found here.

Additional information

CEO Timo Saarelainen
tel. +358 40 7076640


Green Fuel Nordic Oy is a Finnish biorefining company. The company’s business idea is to utilize commercially proven RTP™ technology for the production of second-generation bio-oil from local, renewable, forest-based biomass. The off-take is a liquid, low-carbon and sulfur-free bio-oil that can directly replace light and heavy fuel oil in renewable energy applications. In the upcoming years, Green Fuel Nordic Oy aims to build several biorefineries in Finland. The company, established in October 2011, is headquartered in Kuopio,

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