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Feasibility study for a synthetic fuels pilot production plant started
LUT University and a group of companies have started a feasibility study for a synthetic fuels pilot production plant. The intended industrial scale pilot facility is based on power-to-x technology, and it would be located in Joutseno, Eastern Finland. The target is to produce carbon neutral fuels for transportation.
"The use of fossil oil and gas as transportation fuels is coming to an end. They need to be replaced with carbon neutral fuels, and in this way set the CO2 emissions caused by transportation to zero", says Petteri Laaksonen, Research Director at LUT School of Energy Systems.
Media – the uncharted terrain of sustainable business
Media is an unique industry, as no other industry serves such a foundational role as one of the cornerstones of democratic societies. However, the commercial media of today operate with a clear business logic, and can be assessed from the perspective of sustainable business.
Studying the media industry has been at the blind spot for business sustainability scholars for long time, but not anymore. It's time to look at media, their responsibilities as businesses and their role in society with a holistic approach, writes Researcher Laura Olkkonen from LUT School of Business and Management.