Hämeen Matkailu - Bright Green Forssa Region page 18-19
BRiGht GReen, Well into the FutuRe
next-GeneRation Bioethanol plant
Envor Group has initiated a bioethanol plant project in the Envitech area of Forssa. The bioethanol plant will use domestic grain as its primary raw material, but biowaste can also be used in the production process. The plant will yield valuable animal feed as a by-product, which can be delivered to local pig and cattle farms as liquid feed. The ethanol plant will also feature an integrated biogas plant that will be able to utilise the biodegradable portion of the plant’s by-products, produce the energy needed to operate the plant itself and refine the nutrients in the plant’s raw materials into organic fertiliser. Envor Group’s bioethanol plant model is a comprehensive ecological design that helps fight climate change and, while being fully self-sufficient in terms of energy consumption, turns the carbohydrates in grain and waste into biofuels while recycling the protein and nutrients in the raw materials for further use. The project is a good example of a new way of thinking where the innovative combination of technologies helps serve the interests of both business and environmental protection in a diverse manner.
the FutuRe is BioindustRy
There is no question that bioindustry and diversified bioeconomy constitute a developing field of significant international importance. The expertise in the Forssa region’s ecoindustry park is set to constantly develop new solutions for these fields in the future. Large urban closed loop greenhouses will be commonplace and the production of green cover, growth media and biological fertilisers from recycled materials will become routine operations in the coming years. Naturally, the bioindustry processes will provide numerous business opportunities going forward in, among other things, developing intelligent control systems for the entire material flow value chain. New business opportunities are also provided by the utilisation of carbon dioxide from bioenergy production, by industrial hydroponics, which utilises bioenergy, and by finding innovative ways to take advantage of side streams that exist within the food industry.
voimavapRiikki oy is planninG a siGniFicant Wind poWeR paRk in FoRssa!
There are plans to build a significant wind power park in the Kiimassuo district of Forssa-Tammela. Wind measurements to assess the feasibility of the project begun in spring 2010. If the measurements indicate that wind conditions are sufficient, Voimavapriikki Oy intends to build a wind power park of up to 30 wind turbines in the area. With each turbine having a capacity of 2-3 MW, the total capacity of the park would be 60-90 MW. Each wind turbine consists a mast that is 80-120 metres in height, an engine room and turbine blades measuring 45-55 metres in length. An environmental impact assessment has begun for the wind power park and the aim is to have it in production use by 2013.
FuRtheR ReFininG oF mateRials and clean technoloGy
The material flows and expertise concentrated in the region provide an ideal foundation for enhancing the refining value of recycled materials. In addition to glass refining, for instance, the region can attract industrial activities related to the production and reuse of plastic and various composites. The region provides numerous synergy benefits for the testing and production of products and services related to environmental technology. Manufacturing industries can benefit from the area’s advanced recycling services, environmental expertise and renewable energy in their production operations.
electRic caR test tRack
In the future, the Forssa region is set to also assume a pioneering role in the testing and development of electric cars to expand on their uses in co-operation with international players in the industry. The EcoRing area offers a wide range of opportunities for the electric car business through a unique operating environment comprising test tracks and expert networks.