BIOFUELS ARE SETTING TRAFFIC ON A NEW COURSE - AIMING TO ZERO TRAFFIC EMISSIONS BY 2100

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Climate change and the depletion of fossil fuel reserves boost the need for new energy solutions. UPM invests in the development of renewable biofuels, aiming to eliminate traffic emissions by 2100.

Our solution is to utilise forest industry residues in the production of biofuels to ensure that our operations become even more sustainable. Our journey has already begun: the world's first commercial-scale biorefinery producing wood-based diesel is already producing renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno.

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The change will not be achieved without renewable biofuels

Aiming for zero emissions from traffic.

At present, road traffic is dependent on fossil fuels, which creates an unsustainable situation. Fossil fuel reserves are becoming depleted, climate change is accelerating and our demands are exceeding the capacity of the Earth.

​New renewable energy solutions for road traffic are needed to put us back on a sustainable path. The answer is to combine bio and forest industries.
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​Residues form the basis for sustainable biofuel production

We make more efficient use of the wood.
First-generation biofuels were a zero-sum game. Biofuel production has affected the global food supply, as well as land use.

Advanced, wood-based biofuels can help us to achieve reductions in traffic emissions without compromising sustainable production methods.

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The fuel of the future is already here

​We have taken significant steps towards a new direction for road traffic. These steps have included developing an innovative renewable diesel and commencing commercial production.
​In the spring of 2015, our renewable diesel fuel, UPM BioVerno, will also become available to consumers.