DAILY BRIEF: Lithium mining, training, LNG gas, automation and plastic alternate options

JAMK and HAMK assist with Kazakhstan’s training reform, Gasum grows its LNG provide line within the Nordics, Etteplan wins a two-year take care of FläktGroup, Valmet lands large orders, Keliber secures financing for its lithium challenge, and Aalto College researchers develop bio-based plastic alternate options. Click on on the headlines for more information about every information merchandise.

The Kazakh Ministry of Training has signed an settlement to collaborate on trainer training reform with a consortium led by Häme College of Utilized Sciences and whose companions are JAMK College of Utilized Sciences and Nazarbayev College from Kazakhstan. The 26-month challenge is a part of a World Financial institution-funded initiative that goals to modernise the nation’s training system. JAMK and Häme College of Utilized Sciences have been working collectively in Kazakhstan since 2012 and have beforehand carried out initiatives bettering nursing training and well being companies within the nation. Picture: Pixabay

An illustration of a Wasaline ferry at sea

Finnish vitality firm Gasum will construct a buyer terminal in Vaskiluoto in Vaasa, from the place the corporate will provide liquefied pure fuel (LNG) to Wasaline’s new LNG-fuelled ferry M/S Aurora Botnia, which is able to function on the Vaasa-Umeå ferry route between Finland and Sweden, and to be used in Wärtsilä’s new Sensible Know-how Hub. Gasum may also be capable to serve different prospects by means of the terminal. LNG is the cleanest maritime transport gas obtainable and it meets all of the environmental necessities of the Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO). Picture: Wasaline

An open office

FläktGroup, a world supplier of indoor air know-how options, has outsourced its technical documentation to Finnish firm Etteplan. The 2-year contract covers all points of the group’s technical documentation options, which Etteplan will enhance trough a digital transformation. Etteplan presents its companies within the manufacturing trade, the place it improves prospects’ merchandise, companies and engineering processes. Picture: Etteplan

Two men sitting by a workstation with multiple screens

Valmet has landed a major contract in its Finnish residence market the place it is going to ship all fundamental course of islands and automation techniques for Metsä Fibre’s Kemi bioproduct mill. The brand new mill will likely be completely fossil gas free and have an annual pulp manufacturing capability of 1.5 million tonnes, with startup scheduled in 2023. The worth of the order for Valmet is round 350–400 million euros. Valmet may also ship its DNA automation system to Kapar Power Ventures’ energy plant in Malaysia, by means of a take care of its native associate Pestech Know-how. Picture: Valmet

A Keliber working overseeing mining equipment

Keliber has signed an funding settlement with mining big Sibanye Stillwater on bridge financing of 40 million euros. The settlement permits Keliber to considerably advance its lithium challenge in Central Ostrobothnia, Finland, the place the Finnish mining firm goals to begin manufacturing in 2024. Sibanye-Stillwater intends to play a key position within the financing of the lithium challenge and in addition brings strategic experience to Keliber and can contribute to challenge execution. Picture: Keliber

Hand holding a piece of wood foam

Researchers at Aalto College have utilised synthetic intelligence to introduce wood-like properties to a bio-based materials as they give the impression of being to develop another for styrofoam and bubble wrap. One promising combination is that between lignin, wooden fibre and laponite, which has been discovered to supply a foam that resists shock and humidity, making it a viable various to plastic. Learn extra in regards to the analysis challenge by clicking the headline. Picture: Mikko Raskinen

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