UPM BioVerno naphtha puts bio in gasoline


In addition to renewable diesel, UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces also renewable naphtha. It is an ideal biocomponent for gasoline and for replacing fossil raw materials in various innovative future products such as bioplastics. The raw material for Finnish UPM BioVerno naphtha consists of tall oil extracted during pulp production process based mainly on wood sourced from Finland.

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UPM BioVerno naphtha is a versatile biocomponent:

  • for replacing fossil raw materials
  • for blending into transport fuels
  • for use as a raw material in the chemical industry
  • for up to 80 per cent lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil gasoline
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Product information

  • ​Made from crude tall oil, a residue of the pulp production process
  • A chemically pure hydrocarbon
  • A colourless, sulfur-free, paraffinic biocomponent
  • May be used as a biocomponent in fossil gasoline
  • Blending with gasolinel enables a higher biofuel content than when using ethanol alone
  • May also be used as a raw material for making bioplastics, and in other chemical industry applications
  • Up to 80 per cent lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than fossil fuels
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Principal quality figures

  • Density (at 15 °C): max. 775 kg/m3
  • Sulfur: max. 10 mg/kg
  • End point of distillation: max. 210 °C