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Green Fuel Nordic completes EIA for its biorefinery project


Green Fuel Nordic Oy’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) targeting the construction of a biorefinery in Finland’s Pääskylahti, Savonlinna, and Soinlahti, Iisalmi, has been completed and submitted to North Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for a statement.

”In the upcoming years, we intend to build several biorefineries in Finland utilizing commercially proven RTP™ technology. In the initial phase, we are planning for up to three biorefineries with potential locations in Iisalmi and Savonlinna,” says CEO Timo Saarelainen

Green Fuel Nordic’s EIA covers the biorefinery project impacts on noise, air quality, waterways, soil, bedrock, and nature. Additionally, the social and traffic-related impacts of the project and the impacts on the landscape and cultural environment have been assessed.

”In addition to the assessment of the environmental impacts, the report also contains e.g. an unprecedented, comprehensive process description of technology.”

The assessment report (Finnish language only) is available for viewing for about one month, starting September 13, 2012, online at; the related opinions and statements and can be submitted to North Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment by October 17, 2012.

Two public events regarding the Environmental Impact Assessment will be organized, one in Iisalmi and the other in Savonlinna. The Iisalmi event will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at Soinlahti School (address: Lehtomäentie 100); the Savonlinna event will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Council Hall (address: Olavinkatu 27).

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, Finland.

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