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Use of coal in energy production has come to an end in Vantaa

The energy production of the circular economy energy company Vantaa Energy is now free of coal. The extra capacity of the extension to Vantaa Energy’s Waste-To-Energy plant for energy utilisation of domestic, non-recyclable energy waste has made it possible to phase out the use of coal in energy production. Phasing out of coal has been […]

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Heating in Vantaa – a climate-friendly and stable-priced heating solution

The circular economy energy company Vantaa Energy provides heat in Vantaa in a climate-friendly way with domestic fuels. Heat in Vantaa is produced in the waste-to-energy plant from the mixed waste of consumers and in the Martinlaakso bioenergy heating plant that utilises domestic biofuel. Vantaa Energy is already heating Vantaa without coal, and the city […]

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Vantaa Energy and St1 to cooperate in the distribution of electric fuel

The Power-to-Gas plant (P2G), planned for completion by Vantaa Energy in 2025 in Finland, produces carbon-neutral synthetic gas, the production process of which utilises water and carbon dioxide recovered from the waste treatment process in a new and innovative way. Synthetic gas can be used as transport fuel instead of fossil natural gas. The circular […]

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Energy partnership agreement between Vantaa Energy and SATO supports the achievement of SATO’s carbon neutrality target

In February 2022, Vantaa Energy and SATO signed an energy partnership agreement that aims to support the achievement of SATO’s carbon neutrality target by 2030. Vantaa Energy leads the way in climate-friendly energy production and enables smooth everyday life for its customers by constantly developing climate-friendly energy services throughout the property lifecycle. SATO is one […]

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Defossilisation has a positive impact on Vantaa Energy’s results for 2021

Year 2021 for the Vantaa Energy Group was successful both financially and operationally. During the year, the company continued to take determined steps to promote its Fossil-Free 2026 projects: at the end of the year it launched a new group of projects to make progress towards carbon negativity by 2030. The circular-economy energy company Vantaa […]

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Aku Aarva appointed Executive Director of Urban Energy

Aku Aarva has been appointed Executive Director of the recently established Urban Energy ry. The association launched its operations in 2022 and is working to represent 13 urban energy companies at the national and EU level. Prior to taking up his new position, Aku Aarva, 36, was serving as Executive Director of Eurooppalainen Suomi ry.  […]

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Coal to be phased out at Vantaa already this spring

The extension of Vantaa Energy’s Waste-to-Energy Plant will enable phasing out the use of coal. Domestic, non-recyclable energy waste from commerce and industry will be utilised as raw material in energy production in the extension of the Waste-to-Energy Plant, reducing the need to import fossil fuels into Finland. When coal is replaced with more sustainable […]

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Vantaa Energy’s Power-to-Gas Plant utilises new technology to process carbon dioxide into raw material

Vantaa Energy Ltd is planning to build a Power-to-Gas Plant (P2G) producing carbon-neutral synthetic gas. The plant plays a key role in Vantaa Energy’s target of phasing out fossil fuels in 2026 and continuing its progress towards carbon negativity in 2030. The Power-to-Gas Plant utilises water and carbon dioxide produced in the processing of waste […]

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Vantaa Energy strives for the role of forerunner in customer orientation

The best things are done together. The circular-economy energy company Vantaa Energy continues to involve its customers in its development work. Customer orientation can be seen in the attitudes of employees, and it is a solid part of the evolving corporate culture.   The energy sector has taken huge steps from the viewpoint of customer […]

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Extension to Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy plant enables phasing out of coal already this spring – yellow grab cranes of the power plant have already arrived on site

The extension project of Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy plant is progressing according to the original schedule. The construction work is now moving towards the completion phase. The goal of Vantaa Energy is to phase out the use of fossil fuels in energy production by 2026 and then to progress towards carbon negativity by 2030. Thanks to […]

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Cavern Thermal Energy Storage enables phasing out of fossil fuels – results of environmental impact assessment published

Vantaa Energy’s seasonal heat storage facility plays a key role as the company phases out the use of fossil fuels by 2026 and progresses towards carbon negativity by 2030. The report on the environmental impact assessment of the seasonal heat storage project is now ready, and the results in the report will be presented in […]

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Artificial intelligence drives Vantaa Energy towards fossil-free energy production at the Martinlaakso power plant

Vantaa Energy and Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) continue their close collaboration on further development of solutions for reducing the environmental impacts of energy production with the aid of artificial intelligence (AI). Introduced as a result of the pilot project launched in 2020, the solutions are based on the utilisation of process data, analytics and AI. […]

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Significant investment aid for seasonal heat storage

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has decided to grant investment aid worth EUR 19,033,000 to Vantaa Energy’s Seasonal Heat Storage project. In its criteria for granting the aid, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment states that balancing of seasonal energy variation is the novelty value of the Seasonal Heat Storage project: surplus […]

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Significant climate benefits from seasonal heat storage

  The world’s largest seasonal heat storage facility is being designed for Kuusikonmäki in Vantaa to store heat from renewable energy sources. The seasonal heat storage facility is expected to be completed in 2026. It would make it possible for Vantaa Energy to phase out fossil fuels in energy production when thermal energy produced from […]

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Circular economy energy company Vantaa Energy progresses towards carbon negativity in 2030

Vantaa Energy is a circular economy energy company. This means combining the circular economy business with the energy business. The synergy of material flows and heat enables eco-efficient energy production with existing raw materials that are unsuitable for recycling. This also creates new business activities for both Vantaa Energy and several of its partners. By […]

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Finland’s first industrial-scale Power-to-Gas plant – Vantaa Energy and Wärtsilä take Finland towards carbon neutrality

Vantaa Energy and the technology company Wärtsilä signed a co-operation agreement this year on the pre-engineering of a significant Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant that produces synthetic methane. Due to be commissioned in 2025, upon completion, the P2G i.e. the electric fuel plant will be the largest in Finland and also the first to produce carbon-neutral, synthetic […]

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Vantaa Energy progressing towards carbon negativity in 2030

Vantaa Energy’s goal-oriented work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions continues with the launch of the company’s project entity, Carbonnegative 2030. As a result of the plan consisting of four main projects, Vantaa Energy with its operations will sequester more carbon dioxide than it releases into the atmosphere, taking it towards carbon negativity in 2030. In […]

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Improvement of energy efficiency in properties is a climate deed

The National Energy Saving Week is held on 11‒17 October. During this year’s campaign week, especially cities are encouraged to take energy-saving measures that help to achieve climate targets. The goal of Vantaa Energy is to phase out the use of fossil fuels in energy production by 2026 and to be carbon-neutral in 2030. In […]

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Heating network is a distribution channel for climate-friendly energy

  Vantaa Energy is a forerunner in the energy sector. It offers its customers a modern energy system and introduces new technologies with an open mind.  However, what makes it possible to bring together our innovative forms of producing climate-friendly energy and to utilise them on a daily basis is the heating network. It brings […]

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Climate-friendly energy for customers of Vantaa Energy

Vantaa Energy will phase out fossil fuels in energy production by year 2026. For customers, this means increasingly more environmentally friendly energy via the heating network. Phasing out fossil fuels is a climate deed and a significant step towards carbon neutrality: Vantaa Energy’s goal is to be carbon neutral in 2030. With Vantaa Energy’s Fossil-free […]

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Finland’s largest Power-to-Gas plant – Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy to continue planning towards an investment decision

Rendering of P2G plant of Vantaa Energy, producing synthetic methane for the needs of district heating and transportation in connection with the utility’s waste-to-energy plant © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä and Finnish utility, Vantaa Energy Ltd, have signed a co-operation agreement for pre-engineering and development of a Power-to-Gas (P2G) plant for Vantaa Energy. The plant […]

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Fuel from the air?

Electrofuels are fuels that have been produced by decomposing water into hydrogen and oxygen with the aid of electricity. The process is called electrolysis. Hydrogen can be used as such, but it can also be converted to a form that is easier to store and more readily suitable for current areas of use, i.e. synthetic […]

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Vantaa Energy aims to be carbon neutral already in 2030

Vantaa Energy is taking another giant leap in its climate targets and has now set a goal of being carbon neutral in 2030. The innovative energy production solutions of the Fossil-Free 2026 project for transforming the energy sector help to achieve this goal. Vantaa Energy’s journey towards climate-neutral energy production started at the beginning of […]

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Vantaa Energy’s seasonal thermal storage proceeds to the next round in a very competitive EU proposal call

Vantaa Energy’s seasonal thermal storage project has proceeded to the second round of the EU Innovation Fund’s first call for projects. Getting to the second round was extremely competitive—only the most promising 70 projects out of 311 applicants made the cut. Through the fund, the EU supports innovative technologies that help mitigate climate change — […]

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