Finland in the World Press

  • Women’s ice hockey, forest debate and Darude: Finland in the world press 

    The Finnish women’snational ice hockey team skated into headlines this week after winning the bronze medal at the women’s world hockey championship. 

    Finland beat Switzerland 3–1 to take third place at the 2021 IIHF World Women's Championship on Tuesday.Tanja Niskanen,Ella Viitasuo andPetra Nieminen scored one goal each, while goaltenderAnni Keisala made a total of 18 saves during the match. 

  • Wooden satellites, illiteracy campaigns and historic flights: Finland in the world press 

    Finland could soonbecome the first country in the world to launch a wooden satellite into space. The project, called the WISA Woodsatt, has been developed by Finnish space companies Arctic Astronautics and Huld, in partnership with forest industry firm UPM Plywood.

    The nanosatellite is based on the CubeSat standard, measuring roughly 10x10x10 cm and weighing a kilogram. The satellite will be launched by Rocket Lab’s electron vehicle in New Zealand later this year.

  • Zero-emission cement, bio-based bottle cap and comedy success: Finland in the world press


    The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) made headlines this week after announcing that it has developed a solution for cement production that has nearly zero emissions. 

    The institute’s new method of producing cement and quicklime uses low-emission electricity instead of combustion, drastically reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during the process.

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