The global demand for biofuels is predicted to rise steeply to nearly 250 million tonnes by 2020. In addition, changes to European energy legislation are increasing the need for locally sourced renewable raw materials and efficient production processes.
UPM has reacted to the changes occurring on the global market. We have invested in the first commercial-scale biorefinery for renewable diesel production. This biorefinery produces renewable fuel from forest industry residues. We employ sustainable forest management practices and innovative biofuel production processes to prolong the lifecycle of raw materials sourced from the forest — and, most importantly, to help us reduce traffic emissions.