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The factory of the Finnish hand-knitting yarn manufacturer Novita Oy has switched to 100% Finnish biogas in the finishing of the yarns. The biogas used is produced by Gasum and delivered to the factory by KSS Energia.
Novita Oy is a Finnish family-owned company and the largest hand-knitting yarn spinner in the Nordic region. Founded in Helsinki in 1928, this autumn the company switched from natural gas to biogas in the finishing of its yarns. The Novita factory located in Koria, Southeast Finland, produces almost a million kilos of yarn – enough for around 10 million balls of yarn for knitters every year. The Novita yarn family has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol by the Association of Finnish Work.
The Koria factory has a long history of investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. For example, the factory uses electricity from wind power, and the heat generated in the dyeing process is recovered and used for heating the water needed in the dyeing facility. Therefore it was a natural choice to switch to 100% Finnish biogas in the yarn production process.
“Novita is determined to be a responsible enterprise that seeks to develop its operations with respect for environmental values. We have therefore invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency and minimizing packaging material,” says Novita Managing Director Daniela Yrjö-Koskinen.
Using biogas in production provides significant financial as well as environmental savings. Gasum biogas is a 100% Finnish biofuel made from 100% renewable feedstocks and has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol as well as the Nordic Ecolabel.
“Biogas is an unbeatable fuel as regards affordability and environmental friendliness. Therefore it’s great to see more and more companies realizing this and switching to biogas in their production. The emission reduction achieved every time a production facility switches to biogas is a step towards a cleaner tomorrow,” says Gasum Sales Manager Mikko Simola.
Gasum’s Finnish biogas plants are located in Huittinen, Honkajoki, Kuopio, Oulu, Riihimäki, Turku and Vehmaa. Gasum also produces biogas with its partners in Espoo, Kouvola and Lahti.
For more information please contact:
Mikko Simola, Sales Manager, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 533 7990, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com
Olga Väisänen, Vice President, Communications, Gasum Ltd
Phone: +358 40 554 0578, firstname.surname(a)gasum.com
Erika Appelström, Brand Manager, Novita Oy
Phone: +358 50 562 7629, firstname.surname(a)novita.fi
Novita Oy is a Finnish family-owned company founded in 1928 and the largest hand-knitting yarn spinner in the Nordic region. Novita yarns are made in a factory located in Koria, Kouvola. The Novita yarn family has been awarded the Made in Finland Key Flag Symbol by the Association of Finnish Work. Of the many products in the yarn family, two classic yarns rise above the rest and have been the firm favorites of Finnish knitters for decades – Nalle for more than 50 years and 7 Veljestä for more than 45 years. The company also publishes Finland’s most respected hobby magazine, Novita. In addition to its strong social media channels, Novita also shares its ideas and inspiration through its online service at novitaknits.com.