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Porvoo

(pôr`vō) or

Borgå

(bôr`gō), city (1996 pop. 21,313), Southern Finland prov., S central Finland, on the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Porvoonjoki River. It is an export center for forest products and has plywood and cellulose mills, breweries, and a publishing industry. A trade center in the early Middle Ages, it was chartered in 1346, which makes it the second-oldest town in Finland. In 1809, Alexander I of Russia granted Finland a constitution at Porvoo, opening the diet there in the cathredral, parts of which date to the 13th cent. Most of the population is Swedish-speaking. The home and grave of the Finnish national poet J. L. RunebergRuneberg, Johan Ludvig
, 1804–77, Finnish national poet. In 1837 he became a teacher of Latin and Greek at Porvoo near Helsinki. Runeberg's simple and realistic style helped to check the tendency toward false rhetoric in Scandinavian literature.
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Finland's Neste Oil said it had lowered output at its refinery in Porvoo due to damage at one of the site's hydrogen plants, adding that the problem would not be fixed for several weeks.
Patent 8,426,520 (April 23, 2013), "Heterophasic Polypropylene with High Impact Properties," Svein Nenseth and Petar Doshev (Borealis Technology Oy, Porvoo, Finland).
Dr Rowan Williams is joining the leaders of the Anglican and Lutheran churches which make up the Porvoo Communion.
It will produce 38 MW of heat for the Porvoo area and 12 MW of electricity for the national grid.
International Resource News-January 19, 2011--Neste Oil starts using new liquid catalyst technology at Porvoo refinery(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.
The district court in Porvoo, located in the south of Finland, said Bazaramba had spread anti-Tutsi propaganda and incited Hutus "to killings through fomenting anger and contempt towards Tutsis".
There is no better place to experience firsthand Finland's abiding relationship with nature and the outdoors than in Porvoo, located 45 minutes from Helsinki.
Neste Oil currently operates one NExBTL plant in Porvoo, Finland, with a second NExBTL diesel plant under construction in Porvoo.
Neste, which aims to become the world's leading producer of renewable diesel fuel, already has one 170,000 tonnes per year plant producing its proprietary biodiesel NExBTL operating in Porvoo, southern Finland, and it is building a second similar one next to it, due to be ready next year.
The facility would use the same technology Neste is using at its Finnish Porvoo refinery.
The cities covered are Hamina, Lahti, Mantsala, Pori, Porvoo, Rauma, Vaasa and Vantaa.
The cities were Hamina, Vantaa, Vaasa and Leppavaara areas in Espoo, Rauma, Porvoo, Mantsala and Lahti.