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The Biorefinery in Iisalmi got a building permission


The planned biorefinery of Green Fuel Nordic in Soinlahti, Iisalmi, got a building permit. The permit was granted 4th of July 2013 by the municipal building board of Iisalmi.

Biorefinery-related permits, from which now granted building permit is essential, are progressing as planned. The architectural and structural design of the biorefinery has been completed allowing the project to take the next step. Preparatory work for the launch of the construction has already begun on the company’s seven-hectare site in Soinlahti industrial area.

”We are very pleased that the municipal building board granted building permit for the project on schedule”, says Green Fuel Nordic’s Project Director Kari Hartikainen.

The 3D illustration of the planned biorefinery can be found here.

Additional information

Green Fuel Nordic Oy
Project Director Kari Hartikainen
Tel. +358 40 0278402
email kari.hartikainen(at)


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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