How could we make better use of the tall oil gained as a residue of pulp production? This thought set us on the path that finally led to the creation of a new, renewable diesel fuel. The development of UPM BioVerno and the construction of the biorefinery in Lappeenranta were the first steps for our biofuels business. These steps were made possible by UPM's very own research and development team in Lappeenranta.
The next step was taken in the spring of 2015, when UPM BioVerno became available to consumers in Finland. UPM BioVerno is a renewable diesel fuel that can be distributed through the existing infrastructure. Unlike first-generation biofuels, it has no blending limitations.
In addition to producing UPM BioVerno from crude tall oil, we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to grow the business as a whole through new raw materials and emerging technologies.