FROM WOOD RESIDUES TO WOOD FUEL

CRUDE TALL OIL
A residue of chemical pulping process containing natural extractive components of wood.
PRETREATMENT
Crude Tall Oil is purified: salts, impurities, solid particles and water are removed.
HYDROTREATMENT
Pretreated Crude Tall Oil is fed together with make-up and recycled hydrogen to the reactor where the chemical structure is modified. Reaction water is separated and directed to waste water treatment.
FRACTIONATION
Remaining hydrogen sulfide and uncondensable gases are removed. The remaining liquid is distilled to separate renewable diesel.
RENEWABLE DIESEL
High quality advanced biofuel suitable for all diesel engines.
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​The world’s first large scale wood-based biorefinery

Global demand for biofuels is expected to significantly increase by 2020. To meet this need we have made a major investment in advanced biofuel production capacity with the construction of the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery at our Kaukas mill site.

Amongst our various sustainable wood fibre-based businesses, our investment in advanced biofuel production capacity is the spearhead project of UPM’s Biofore strategy. We will become a major player in advanced biofuels.

 

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​Learn more about our new biorefinery

As our new biorefinery producing wood-based fuels takes shape in Lappeenranta, Finland, our experts highlight the latest developments in the project.

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