In order to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, it is crucial that we explore every possible avenue to reduce our CO2 emissions. The Finnshield project is specifically focused on addressing two key aspects:
Firstly, the project aims to maximize the preservation of usable wood raw material from boiler plants. This entails implementing strategies and technologies that ensure efficient utilization of wood resources while minimizing need for burning. By optimizing the use of wood as a raw material for wooden products , not for burning.
Secondly, the Finnshield project aims to tackle the challenge of power peaks in the grid without relying on fossil-based electricity generation on a daily basis. To accomplish this, the project utilizes the heat energy stored within Finnshield’s storage elements. By harnessing this heat energy during peak demand periods, the need for fossil fuels to generate electricity is reduced. This approach not only helps mitigate CO2 emissions but also promotes the use of sustainable energy sources like wind and solar.
By pursuing these two objectives, the Finnshield project strives to play it’s role in our collective efforts to combat climate change and limit global warming.
In the following case study, we present the potential of utilizing Finnshield elements in internal walls as an alternative to standard plasterboard walls.
To provide a sense of scale and impact, we have summarized the key findings:
- Building phase compensation for flights Finland -Germany-Finland 20 pcs
- Gain every year from swapping fossil to wind equal to 10 such flights based on Finnair calculation of 209 kg CO2e for one round trip