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Imatranajo 2022 – World’s first carbon offsetted motorsport event

IMATRANAJO 2022 –World’s first carbon offset motorsport event Imatranajo, the largest and most traditional road racing event in the Nordic countries, which was postponed this summer due to the corona pandemic to the beginning of July 2022. Imatranajo has on 12 August 2021 entered into a co-operation agreement with Afstor Oy in Lappeenranta, which develops solar electric …

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Press release 19.5

Peter Vesterbacka introduces how to solve climate change challenge by cooking Press release 19.5   Press release available: OPEN

Afstor solar-electric system added with digital services capabilities.

Karugrid and Afstor have jointly produced an intelligent clean cooking solution to be used in rural, non-electrified and disconnected villages. The Afstor Solar Home and Cooker System (SHS) delivers clean cooking opportunities for people at African villages. The traditional way of preparing food is by burning wood. Burning wood significantly adds to deforestation impacting climate change. Collecting firewood requires substantial …

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Afstor provides Solar Cooker systems to development project funded by Ministry for Foreing Affairs

In January of 2021 four year project starts in Zambia which is funded by Ministry for Foreing Affairs, project aims to promote sustainable usage of natural resources and gender equality. Project carried out by Afstor, YMCA, Green Living Movement Zambia and Green Living Movement Finland provides wide angled approach in improving environmental conditions and living …

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Name of business from Lappeenranta shines in billboard at Time Square – Finnish Junior Chamber rewarded Afstors Solar Cooker

It is hoped that Solar Cooker powered by sunlight will reduce wood burning in Africa. Afstors photovoltaic system reaps success. Solar Cooker from Afstor has won start up series in national Productive Idea- competition held by Finnish Junior Chamber. Ari Piispanen serial entrepreneur from Lappeenranta with Jero Ahola, professor of energy efficiency at LUT-University. Have …

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Ambitious.Africa and Afstor partner in collaboration to tackle deforestation in Africa

Ambitious.Africa – a youth initiative that aspires to be the bridge between Africa and the Nordic countries, has partnered up with Afstor, a tech company, that alleviates deforestation with its urgent climate solution. Ambitious.Africa supports and encourages young people to be active participants in the change of Africa and the Nordics for a better future. …

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Lappeenranta is expanding its climate actions globally – The city acquires solar cookers to be used as an energy source in Africa

The City of Lappeenranta wants to be involved in the global efforts of companies in the region to mitigate climate change. The city has now started to support this by acquiring two solar-powered cookers from the Lappeenranta-based company Afstor Oy. The cookers will be delivered to a village without electricity in Africa, where wood is …

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