The first delivery from the refinery is heading to Joensuu. The recipient of the Lieksa bio-oil is the Savon Voima Joensuu heating plant. Bio-oil production started on the 2nd of December, following equipment installations and testing in Lieksa in the summer and autumn of this year. “We managed to complete project on schedule, so naturally I’ll take this opportunity to offer a big thank you to everyone involved”, says Green Fuel Nordic CEO Timo Saarelainen.

Supporting the Savon Voima strategy

“The increasing use of bio-based liquid fuels supports Savon Voima’s strategy to produce carbonneutral energy. We are also well-equipped to use pyrolysis oil in our heat production”, says Savon Voima’s Timo Partanen. In their strategy, Savon Voima has outlined their goal to be a fully carbon-neutral energy producer by the end of this decade. “We want to do our part to support pyrolysis oil production and use in the region. It also helps us when there’s more supply on the market and more demand is created as a result”, Partanen sums up his thoughts.

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Timo Saarelainen / CEO / Green Fuel Nordic Oy

Timo Partanen / Technical Manager / Savon Voima Joensuu Oy /

Green Fuel Nordic is a Finnish bio-refinement company whose business model is based on the utilisation of innovative, commercially used pyrolysis technology in next-generation bio-oil production. The raw material comprises renewable, Finnish forest biomass, which offers a new refinement path for precious forest