Using wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel significantly reduces road traffic tailpipe emissions. All the emission tests carried out on UPM BioVerno are done using conventional fossil diesel as a reference fuel. According to several studies, UPM BioVerno reduces tailpipe emissions, such as particle mass, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions, by up to dozens of percent compared to conventional diesel fuel, depending on vehicle technology.
All the tests showed similar or improved efficiency of the engine, without compromising the engine power, when UPM BioVerno was introduced to the fuel blend. In addition, it could be shown that by using 100% UPM BioVerno diesel fuel consumption decreased.