Kanteleen Voima’s NordFuel -project is proceeding forward as planned. NordFuel project organization will be enforced to meet the upcoming increased resource needs. As of January 1st Timo Strengell will start as a Project Director of NordFuel -project. He has a long experience from bio-based technologies and a strong professional hands-on competence from project preparation, execution and management.

Timo has an educational background of Master of Science and he has a long working history from forest industry for example from UPM.

”NordFuel-project has been developed with existing organization remarkably far. Now we are in the project phase where we need a person to take the project forward with a full day responsibility”, Antti Vilkuna, CEO of Kanteleen Voima, mentions.

”I’m very excited to start in this interesting and meaningful project. There is a huge potential existing in this NordFuel initiative. It is a forerunner project both locally and globally. At the same time, it will help Finland to meet its targets for renewable energy”, says new Project Director Timo Strengell.

“Biorefinery producing fuel ethanol and biogas made from second generation wood based raw material will also meet the coming requirements for renewable energy in EU. With this investment we enable the increased usage of biofuels and also decrease development of the greenhouse gases”, Timo continues.

Additional information:

  • Timo Strengell, Project Director / NordFuel (as of Jan 1st , 2019), Kanteleen Voima Oy, mobile: +358 40 738 4860
  • Antti Vilkuna, CEO, Kanteleen Voima Oy, mobile: +358 44 0220 919

NordFuel-refinery will produce 65.000 tons of bio-ethanol to market and will be flexible power supplier at the same time. NordFuel will be significant employer locally. Refinery is also able to produce biogas 250 GWh/a which makes the refinery the biggest biogas producer in the Scandinavia.