Rasmus Valanko has been appointed as Director, Corporate Responsibility at Kemira starting on February 1st, 2019.
Rasmus is currently the Director of Climate and Energy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In this role he is responsible for a wide portfolio of projects within WBCSD, strategic partnerships and cross-sector collaboration. Previously Rasmus has worked for Roayl Dutch Shell in various roles including alternative energy strategy, climate policy,and manufacturing. He has also worked for the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Environment in Finland, focusing on overseas development cooperation and multilateral environmental treaties.
“Sustainability is an integral part of Kemira’s business purpose and strategy, as we work to improve the resource efficiency of our customers in water intensive industries. Through our products and solutions our customers can improve their water, energy and raw material efficiency in their manufacturing processes, thus contributing to a low carbon economy. Rasmus will be a good addition to our team developing sustainability as a true competitive advantage for Kemira. We also want to extend a big thank you to Tuula Paajanen, who leaves the role in order to retire after a transition period,” says Jari Rosendal, Kemira’s President and CEO.
Source: Kemira Oyj
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?