Crude tall is a natural extract of wood, mainly from conifers. The renewable raw material comes from sustainably managed forests. Crude tall oil is gained as a result of the separation process of fibrous material from wood. It is a residue of pulp manufacturing.
In Lappeenranta, a significant part of this renewable raw material comes from UPM’s own pulp mills in Finland – like the Kaukas mill site next door. The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is a minor addition to the overall total demand for crude tall oil and is a new innovative way to use that residue, which is often burned for energy.
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