Petri Vesanto, M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, has been appointed Project Director for the design phase of NordFuel’s biorefinery investment. Petri has worked over 35 years in management positions in investment, design and development projects in the energy and chemical industries e.g. in Kemira and Ekono-Pöyry companies. Since 2002 Petri has managed the engineering office he founded, Novox Oy.

Tendering and selection process of biorefinery’s technology supplier is currently ongoing. After this, NordFuel will be able to start the engineering phase of the project together with the selected technology supplier and the main engineering contractor of the biorefinery.

”Petri has very diverse experience in management positions in the planning of large investment projects. This experience perfectly meets the needs of the next phase of the NordFuel project. It is also valuable that Petri has a thorough knowledge of the project and the project organization.” says Andreas Rasmus, CEO.

Additional information:

  • Andreas Rasmus, CEO, NordFuel Oy, +358 44 781 5396
  • Petri Vesanto, Project Director, NordFuel Oy, +358 50 517 6268

NordFuel Oy is s Kanteleen Voima Oy’s 100 % owned subsidiary, which is preparing the construction of a biorefinery producing second-generation (so-called 2G) biofuels for transport in Haapavesi. The biorefinery will produce 65,000 tons of 2G bioethanol and 200 GWh 2G biogas annually. The biorefinery will be locally a significant employer.

Novox Oy operates in NordFuel Oy’s biorefinery project as owner’s engineer. Novox is an engineering consulting company specialized in new and renewable energy and in energy economics, whose areas of expertise also include projects related to the management and development of environmental issues in industrial and production facilities.