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Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels nominate Marko Janhunen from UPM as the new Chair Anni Pakkala, Tulus Oy2017-07-06T15:00:00Z<h4><img src="/PublishingImages/Blogs/lsb-logo-jpg.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px 5px 0px 0px;" />“Let’s enable sustainable, advanced biofuels to contribute to decarbonising the EU transport sector”</h4><p>Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) nominated Marko Janhunen, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Biorefining as Chair for the upcoming year at their Annual General Meeting in Brussels in June, 2017. Marko takes over the Chair from Gloria Gaupmann, Public Affairs Group Biotechnology, Clariant, who acted as an interim Chair since November 2016. </p><p>LSB is a coalition of leading advanced biofuels producers and technology developers committed to making a significant contribution to meeting EU ambitions of decarbonizing the transport sector. Advanced biofuels bring multiple benefits in terms of CO2 reduction, investments, revenues for farmers and forestry, improved waste management practices, job creation and an increase in energy security. </p><p><strong>Marko Janhunen</strong> stated after his nomination&#58;&#160; “This is an exciting year for advanced biofuels in the European Union. The Commission proposal on the review of the Renewable Energy Directive released last November paved the way for advanced biofuels to play a strong role in decarbonising EU transport. Now it is up to the EU Parliament and the EU Council to&#160; confirm the advanced biofuels target and stimulate further private investments in the sector”.</p><p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/Blogs/Marko-Janhunen2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" />LSB is working closely with the European Parliament and the Member States to provide credible information on the potential of advanced biofuels in the European Union. </p><p>LSB supports a dedicated and defined&#160; target for advanced biofuels, as proposed by the Commission in the form of the Annex IX part A mandate, and the related feedstock list. “A specific advanced biofuels target based on the unchanged Annex IX Part A is necessary for generating investment and investor security for advanced biofuels based on innovative technologies using sustainable feedstock”, Marko Janhunen continued. </p><p><strong>For further information please contact&#58; </strong><br>Marko Janhunen, LSB Chair, <a href="mailto&#58;marko.janhunen@upm.com">marko.janhunen@upm.com</a>, tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 50 590 0047<a title="Call&#58; +358 50 590 0047" href="#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;"><img title="Call&#58; +358 50 590 0047" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;" /></a></span></p><h3>Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels</h3><p>LSB is a coalition of leading advanced biofuel technology developers and producers committed to making a significant contribution to meeting the EU ambitions of decarbonizing the transport sector. Sustainable advanced biofuels are a fast track solution for decarbonizing transport. Advanced biofuels bring multiple benefits in terms of CO2 reduction, investments, revenues for farmers and forestry, improved waste management practices, job creation and an increase in energy security.</p><h3>UPM</h3><p>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a></p><p>Follow UPM on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p><h3>UPM Biofuels</h3><p>UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a href="/">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p><p>Follow UPM Biofuels on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p>GP0|#ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23;L0|#0ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23|Other news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM tests Carinata sequential cropping concept as part of Biofuels future developmentElina Räihä, UPM2017-06-28T15:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 28 June 2017 at 15&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica carinata as a sequential crop in South America. The Carinata crop produces non-edible oil suitable for biofuels' feedstock and protein for animal feed.</p> <p class="hugin">The sequential cropping concept enables contract farmers to take agricultural land into use outside the main cultivation period, in winter time, without compromising existing food production. This does not cause any land use change, prevents erosion and improves soil quality. Carinata will provide additional income to local farmers, who do not normally have their fields in productive use during winter. In South America UPM grows and tests Carinata with third-party farmers in Uruguay and Brazil.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><img width="600" height="400" class="hugin" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2116208/119250.jpg" alt="" style="margin-left&#58;0px;" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Carinata field seeded in early May 2017 in Uruguay. </i></p> <p class="hugin">Carinata is an oilseed crop specially designed for sustainable production of biofuels. UPM has made a long term agreement with Canada-based Brassica Carinata crop developer Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. who utilise non-GMO technologies to improve crop varieties. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Sustainable land use is UPM's core competence. We are developing this sequential cropping concept with Carinata as it provides new feedstock solutions for low carbon biofuels without compromising existing food production,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen</b>, Head of UPM Biofuels Development. </p> <p class="hugin">Biofuels produced from Carinata oil reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 70% compared to fossil fuels.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Exploring new feedstocks is part of UPM Biofuels' long term development. In addition to the Carinata concept, UPM studies waste and residue as well as wood-based feedstocks for biofuels,&quot; says Kukkonen. </p> <p class="hugin">The Carinata concept has no direct impact on the operations of UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b> <br class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen, Vice President, Biofuels Development<br class="hugin">e-mail&#58; petri.kukkonen@upm.com&#160; <br class="hugin">tel. +358 40&#160;592 7440</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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Ecofys study on Crude Tall Oil markets and availability: sufficient supply for advanced biofuels, biomaterials and energy usageSystem Account2017-06-20T13:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 20 June 2017 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys - A Navigant Company, entitled &quot;<b class="hugin">Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment&#58; comparing global supply and demand&quot;.</b> The study looked into crude tall oil (CTO) availability, current usage, whether the feedstock creates an additional demand for land, and whether the use of CTO in advanced biofuels can cause distortive effects in the markets.</p> <p class="hugin">The recently conducted Ecofys study concludes that &quot;the <i class="hugin">CTO market is not overly tight and potential surplus of about 850,000 tonnes of CTO is still available that could be tapped into&quot;</i>. The total potential CTO supply is around 2.6 million tonnes. Current actual CTO demand is approximately 1.75 million tonnes, of which about 1.4 million tonnes is used by distillers and roughly 230,000 tonnes for biofuels. Ecofys also concludes that <i class="hugin">&quot;CTO use for biofuels did not cause displacement effects elsewhere, and hence CTO, a non-land using process residue, is a low ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) risk material.&quot;</i></p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="418" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2114413/118994.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin">UPM considered it necessary to investigate the impact of UPM Biofuels' market entry, and to verify whether UPM BioVerno production may have impacted negatively on the CTO market. The study brings necessary information into the debate concerning raw material availability for various end-uses such as advanced biofuels and biomaterials.</p> <p class="hugin">Current debate relating to the EU's Renewable Energy Directive puts raw material availability of feedstock into focus as most materials tend to have alternative usage. &quot;It is important to UPM that we can showcase that our entry into the markets has had limited impacts on the overall market, while it has enabled UPM to become the key producer of wood-based biofuels and products for the biochemical industry. We believe there is tremendous innovation potential in advanced biofuels,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations from UPM Biorefining. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="400" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2114413/118995.jpg" width="600" /></p> <p class="hugin">This research was a follow-up to an earlier study from 2013 that looked into the same issues but this was before UPM began production of renewable diesel from CTO. In 2013, the study concluded that <i class="hugin">&quot;sufficient quantities of CTO are available for biodiesel production without the risk to cause Indirect Land Use Change and that CTO should be regarded as residue&quot;. </i>The new Ecofys study proved that the assumptions made in the earlier report were correct and UPM has created a new value chain parallel to existing ones.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM entered the advanced biofuels business in 2015 and became the world's first producer of renewable diesel on a commercial scale from wood by tapping into our own pulp mill residue, Crude Tall Oil. Our entry has been a success, and we continue to investigate new technologies and feedstock,&quot; Janhunen concludes. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels is the only biofuel producer that has, in addition to national certification, received both RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) and ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certifications. This is very strong proof of the sustainability of all UPM Biofuels operations.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Link to study</b>&#58; <a class="hugin" href="/whats-new/other-publications/Documents/Publications/ecofys-crude-tall-oil-low-iluc-risk-assessment-report.pdf" target="_blank">Ecofys - Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment report</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b> <br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations, UPM Biorefining, tel. +358 50&#160;590 0047, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;marko.janhunen@upm.com" target="_blank">marko.janhunen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Urban transport cleans up its act - HSL and Stara shift to renewable fuels onlyAnneli Kunnas, UPM2017-06-06T09:07:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 6 June 2017 at 09&#58;00 EET) - Buses in the Helsinki region and most of machinery and trucks used by the City of Helsinki are switching to waste and residue-based biofuels. Helsinki Region Transport HSL, the City of Helsinki and the producers of renewable fuels involved in the project are all pioneers in carbon-neutral transport. The project is internationally significant. </p> <p class="hugin">Commercial vehicles operated by the City of Helsinki and bus services commissioned by HSL will fully switch to renewable fuels by 2020. This is a pioneering project in global terms. </p> <p class="hugin">The construction services company, Stara, which operates most of the city's vehicles, will be involved from the City of Helsinki's side.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Switching to biofuels will markedly reduce carbon dioxide and local particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions. This will have a particularly clear impact on air quality in the center of Helsinki,&quot; says Unit Director <b class="hugin">Sami Aherva</b>, of Stara. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Sustainably produced biofuels are playing a major role in reaching the emission targets of Helsinki Region Transport. The BioSata project could accelerate the transition from fossil fuels,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Reijo Mäkinen</b>, Project Director at HSL.</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="600" height="400" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2110596/118434.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p class="hugin">The participation of key players in the BioSata project enable a rapid transition to biofuels. HSL, Stara, UPM, Neste, Teboil, St1, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Employment, the Finnish Petroleum and Biofuels Association and the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT are jointly seeking the most extensive possible use of biofuels. The project is part of the Helsinki region's Smart &amp; Clean project, which aims to achieve the most attractive zero-emission mobility in the world.</p> <p class="hugin">The advantage of high-quality liquid biofuels lies in the fact that neither new vehicles nor a new distribution infrastructure are required. Local emissions can be reduced through the targeted use of biofuels. Particulate emissions can be reduced by up to a third, by using renewable diesel in older vehicles and machinery. At best, biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production and use of fuel by 80-90 per cent compared to fossil fuels.</p> <p class="hugin">&#160;&quot;Taking into account the number and types of vehicles involved, such as buses, trucks and construction machinery, BioSata is Europe's largest coordinated advanced biofuels project. The project will also involve follow-up measurements. These measurements will cover issues such as fuel performance, impacts on local emissions and energy efficiency, and maintenance needs,&quot; says Research Professor <b class="hugin">Nils-Olof Nylund </b>of VTT, who is in charge of coordinating the project.</p> <p class="hugin">Vehicles serving on HSL's routes in the Helsinki region include around 1,400 buses, which consume about 40,000 tons of fuel each year. Stara's own vehicle fleet uses around 2,000 tons of fuel a year. About 500,000 tons of biofuel are produced in Finland on an annual basis.</p> <p class="hugin">The national energy and climate strategy requires that Finland raise the share of biofuels to 30 per cent of all fuels by 2030. Finland is a leading country in the use and development of advanced biofuels based waste and residues.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">Additional information&#58; </p> <p class="hugin">Reijo Mäkinen, Project Director, HSL,reijo.makinen@hsl.fi, +358 40 595 0201<br class="hugin">Sami Aherva, Unit Director, Stara, sami.aherva@hel.fi, +358 50 559 1929 <br class="hugin">Nils-Olof Nylund, Research Professor, VTT, nils-olof.nylund@vtt.fi, +358 400 703&#160;715<br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com" target="_blank">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a>, +358 45&#160;265 1345</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">HSL</b> Helsinki Region Transport is responsible for the planning and procurement of Helsinki region public transport and for drawing up the Helsinki Region Transport System Plan. The joint local authority has 360 employees, and its annual turnover is about EUR 600 million. Some 360 million journeys are made on HSL's transport services annually; this accounts for about 63% of all public transport journeys in Finland.</p><p class="hugin"><strong>Helsinki City Construction Services, Stara</strong>, is a versatile expert in the fields of construction, environmental management and logistics. It takes care of the cleanliness, functionality and verdancy of Helsinki. About 70% of the parks and streets in Helsinki are maintained by Stara.&#160; It has nearly 1,500 employees and an annual turnover of some 200 million euros. <a href="https&#58;//www.hel.fi/stara/en">https&#58;//www.hel.fi/stara/en</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">The Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd</b> is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. We use our research and knowledge to provide expert services for our domestic and international customers and partners, businesses and the public transport. We use 4 million hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.vtt.fi/" target="_blank">www.vtt.fi</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels gains the world's first RSB certification for wood-based liquid biofuels Minna Kumpu, Tulus Oy2017-05-29T14:02:00Z<p class="hugin">&#160;(UPM, Helsinki, 29 May 2017 at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels has again received a new&#160;acknowledgement of&#160;the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an&#160;RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)&#160;certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch. RSB&#160;verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production.&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">In RSB certification, the sustainability of biofuels&#160;is evaluated against 12 principles which have been approved by many stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. In addition to the&#160;greenhouse gas savings&#160;compared to fossil fuels, the RSB principles cover biodiversity, human rights and environmental and social responsibility throughout the value chain.</p> <p class="hugin">RSB&#160;is&#160;one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes, which can be used to show compliance with&#160;the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. RSB certification can also be used to verify the sustainability of biomaterials for non-energy applications.&#160;UPM Biofuels&#160;uses crude tall oil, a residue from pulp production, to produce&#160;both biofuels and biomaterials in its Biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The RSB is proud to count UPM among the visionary biofuel producers that are RSB certified. Using residues, like those from pulp and paper production, to produce energy helps to build a new world free of fossil fuels with minimal impact on nature and food production.&#160;This is the first certification of biofuel produced from wood-based feedstocks and RSB looks forward to working with UPM to promote this innovative&#160;solution for the bioeconomy,&quot; comments&#160;<b class="hugin">Rolf Hogan</b>, Executive Director of RSB.</p> <p class="hugin"><img class="hugin" id="Picture 2" src="/PublishingImages/Blogs/upm-biofuels-rsb-certificate-290517.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;437px;" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM's Risto Kotilainen (left) and Maria Puustinen (right) present UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery to Glenn Feryn, Leader auditor from Control Union Certifications, Belgium</i>.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels has previously received sustainability certificates under the Finnish National Sustainability Scheme, ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS&#160;(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)&#160;schemes. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RSB certification&#160;is&#160;a valuable addition to our current sustainability certifications and we see that it can lead to&#160;great&#160;new collaborations with RSB certified end users. RSB and ISCC are both considered strong sustainability certification schemes&#160;and both have their own strengths. We are the only biofuel producer able to show compliance with both voluntary schemes together with a national scheme. This is very strong&#160;evidence of sustainability in&#160;all UPM Biofuel operations,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Head of Safety, Sustainability and&#160;Quality&#160;at UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Innovative renewable fuels from Finland</b></p> <p class="hugin">UPM's renewable fuels&#160; known as UPM BioVerno fuels are&#160; an innovation that reduces lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% when compared with fossil fuels. </p> <p class="hugin">UPM BioVerno diesel, a&#160;high quality drop-in fuel,&#160;also reduces tailpipe emissions significantly. UPM BioVerno naphtha can be used as a biocomponent in gasoline or as renewable feedstock for bio-based applications, such as bioplastics.&#160;UPM's renewable fuels are produced from a residue of UPM's own pulp production, crude tall oil, with no edible materials being used.&#160;</p> <p class="hugin">UPM started production of its wood-based renewable fuels in the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery in January 2015. The production capacity of the biorefinery is 120 million litres of renewable fuels annually.&#160;</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">More information&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Maiju Helin, Senior Manager, Safety, Sustainability and Quality, UPM Biofuels<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 50&#160;325 6046, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;maiju.helin@upm.com" target="_blank">maiju.helin@upm.com</a> <br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, Tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com" target="_blank">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations&#160;<br class="hugin">9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 40 588 3284<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin"> UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe&#160; emissions compared to fossil fuels.&#160;<a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter&#160;</a>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook&#160;</a>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Paper Asia, UPM Paper Europe and North America and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company -&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a>|&#160;<a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RSB</b><br class="hugin">The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi stakeholder independent&#160;organisation&#160;that drives the development of a new world bioeconomy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation, and collaborative partnerships.&#160;It provides tools and solutions&#160;that mitigate business risk and contribute to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - and RSB has the world's most trusted, peer-reviewed, global certification standard for sustainable biomaterials, biofuels and biomass production. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rsb.org/" target="_blank">www.rsb.org</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
The green team - The sustainability agenda shows no sign of abatingElina Räihä, UPM2017-05-16T09:00:00Z<p><img src="/PublishingImages/Blogs/upm-lappeenranta-biorefinery-570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" /></p><p>Finnish company UPM has recently signed up to become an RSB member – a global standard and certification scheme for sustainable production of biomaterials and biofuels. Here, <strong>Liz Gyekye</strong> catches up with <strong>Maiju Helin</strong>, senior manager responsible for Safety, Sustainability and Quality at UPM Biofuels to discuss its green agenda.<br> <br><strong>What steps did UPM take to become a RSB member?</strong><br> <br>UPM has already for many years been following RSB closely both in terms of monitoring the development of the standard and also taking part in RSB-related discussions, for example in RSB annual assemblies. UPM has also continuously been active with NGO’s like WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to promote the sustainability aspects around biofuel certification. Last year, UPM took its final steps to become a RSB member. In addition to the membership, we are now in the process of finalising RSB certification. RSB certification verifies that we have all the sustainability, health, safety and environmental management practises in place to comply with RSB requirements. Although we develop our approach continuously and make internal audits regularly, the certification process has provided us a good chance to cross-check the level of our performance in comparison to the RSB standards.<br> <br><strong>What is set to be thenext biggest trend in sustainability?</strong><br> <br>UPM sees the topic of lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reduction remaining an important issue on the climate change agenda. However, robust sustainability criteria for the origin of biomass-based feedstocks together with traceability of supply chains are things that will become more and more important in the future. This will alsobe important for products outside the biofuel market. Additionally, end users are more and more interested in the social responsibility aspects of the supply chain, encouraging producers to consider sustainability from a wider perspective.<br> <br><strong>Why did you pick this scheme to join?</strong><br> <br>UPM promotes sustainability from many angles. UPM holds ISCC-EU and ISCC-PLUS voluntary certificates for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha and is finalising RSB certification. The ISCC and RSB schemes are seen as the two strongest sustainability certification schemes, both having their own strengths and emphasis. ISCC Plus, for example, enabled us to<br>open the bioplastics market segment for our wood-based renewable naphtha. Being able to show compliance with both schemes is even stronger evidence of sustainability in all UPM Biofuel operations.<br> <br><strong>What do you think of the argument that voluntary sustainability schemes should be made mandatory?</strong><br> <br>We find that in most of Europe, voluntary scheme certificates are already a mandatory requirement in cases where one wants to sell biofuels from one Member State to another. However, many Member States have applied additional measures to verify the sustainability of imported biofuels. As the original target of the voluntary schemes was to align requirements across the EU, it is important that any scheme accepted by the EU Commission would also be accepted as such by all Member States.<br> <br><strong>What can be done to convince the public about the sustainability of biofuels and the part they should play in a lowcarbon world post 2020?</strong><br> <br>I truly believe that we need all possible ways to reduce the transport sector’s emissions in the long term. To that end, advanced, sustainable biofuels will have a significant role to play. In the longer term, the focus of biofuels will move from passenger vehicles to heavy duty transport, the marine sector and aviation. It goes without saying that sustainability of the feedstock must be robust for the puzzle to play out, and I’m convinced that is doable. The usage of traditional biofuels competing with food production has already been limited and post 2020 legislation proposals seem very positive for advanced fuels, such as our woodbased BioVerno products.<br> <br>Renewable drop-in fuels that significantly reduce both CO2 and tail pipe emissions, such as NOx and particles, will be favoured. Clear communication on the differences between the emission performances of different types of fuels will play a crucial role in engaging the general public.<br> <br><strong>What is the biggest challenge you face?</strong><br> <br>Unharmonised characteristics of the biofuel markets and regulation between countries, also within EU, is a big challenge for any biofuel player who wants to export its products.<br> <br><strong>What next for UPM Biofuels?</strong><br> <br>UPM actively seeks growth in sustainable and scalable biofuel production. Last autumn, a separate development program was launched to investigate the best possible strategy and growth options for us in terms of raw materials, technologies and commercial solutions. <br><br><em>The&#160;interview was first published in Biofuels International May/June edition.</em></p>GP0|#ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23;L0|#0ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23|Other news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM BioVerno and UPM GrowDex chosen among the first case examples on UN Global Compact’s new digital platformKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-04-27T12:00:00Z<p>​​UN Global Compact and DNV GL launched a joint digital platform, <a href="http&#58;//globalopportunityexplorer.org/solutions">Global Opportunity Explorer </a>on 26th of April in UN Global Compact's annual event in New Delhi, India. The platform offers direct access to the most innovative solutions and markets opportunities for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for 2030. <br><br><a href="http&#58;//globalopportunityexplorer.org/solutions/advanced-biofuels-from-scandinavian-wood-residues" target="_blank">UPM BioVerno</a>, the renewable diesel and <a href="http&#58;//globalopportunityexplorer.org/solutions/tissue-culture-gel-from-wood-residues" target="_blank">UPM GrowDex</a>, a wood-based cellulose nanofibril hydrogel for 3D cell culturing and other biomedical solution were among the first case examples invited in this platform. On the platform each solution is concretely connected to a number of SDGs.<br></p>GP0|#ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23;L0|#0ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23|Other news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
New study: Finns believe that the most successful fields for Finnish companies in the future are cleantech, health technology and the forest industrySystem Account2017-04-26T12:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 26 April 2017 at 12&#58;00 EET) - According to a new research study, Finns believe that in future, domestic companies will be most successful in environmentally sustainable technologies, health technology and the forest industry. One example of a Finnish cleantech innovation is the wood-based biofuel produced from forest industry residues.</p> <p class="hugin">According to a recent research study by the Association for Finnish Work, Finns believe that the biggest chances of future success for domestic companies lie in environmentally sustainable technologies (46%), the forest industry (30%) and health technologies (30%). Success in the renewable energy industry is also deemed likely (28%).</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The study results confirm our impression that people believe Finnish companies will help solve future global issues like challenges related to the climate change and sustainable development. Companies in these fields have an enormous growth potential all over the world,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Tero Lausala</b>, CEO, The Association for Finnish Work.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="400" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2098880/117048.jpg" width="600" /></p> <p class="hugin">One example of a Finnish cleantech innovation is the wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel developed by UPM. It is a Finnish Key Flag product produced in the Lappeenranta Biorefinery using crude tall oil. The product development maximises the utilisation of sustainable wood raw material.</p> <p class="hugin">Crude tall oil is a natural wood extract, mainly from the resin of coniferous trees, gained as a residue of pulp production. Therefore, the production of UPM BioVerno does not require any extra felling of trees.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Innovations that reduce the harmful climate effects of traffic and driving are extremely important. Unlike traditional biofuels, UPM BioVerno is derived from non-food materials, and is suitable for all diesel engines without needing to be blended. Its greenhouse gas emissions and local road traffic emissions, like nitrogen oxides and particles, are significantly lower compared to traditional fossil diesel,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">In which fields do you believe Finnish companies have the greatest chances of success in the future? Please choose the three most important.</i></p> <ol class="hugin" type="1"> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Environmentally sustainable technologies 46%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Forest industry 30%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Health technology 30%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Renewable energy 28%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Gaming industry 22%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">&#160;Education export 21%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Information technology 20%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Shipping industry 18 %</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Expert services 14%</i></div> </li> <li class="hugin"> <div class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Food products 13%</i></div> </li> </ol> <p class="hugin">The survey information is based on the Made by Finland campaign study by the Association for Finnish Work. The survey was conducted by the market research company Taloustutkimus in February 2017, and responses were received from 2219 Finns aged 18-79. The Made by Finland campaign is a collaboration between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and collaborative organisations, and it celebrates Finnish work and its success stories. More than 80 companies and organisations take part in the campaign. Follow Made by Finland on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/madebyfinland/?fref=ts" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and Twitter&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/search?q=#madebyfinland&amp;amp%3bsrc=typd" target="_blank">#madebyfinland</a>.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" border="0" class="hugin" height="400" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2098880/117049.jpg" width="600" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com" target="_blank">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a>, +358 45 265 1345<br class="hugin">Tero Lausala, CEO, Association for Finnish Work, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;tero.lausala@suomalainentyo.fi" target="_blank">tero.lausala@suomalainentyo.fi</a>, +358 50 407 2623<br class="hugin">Jokke Eljala, Research Director, Association for Finnish Work, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;jokke.eljala@suomalainentyo.fi" target="_blank">jokke.eljala@suomalainentyo.fi</a>, +358 50 374 7410</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">The Made by Finland</b> campaign is a collaboration between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and collaborative organisations, and an official part of Finland's centenary programme. More than 80 member organisations of the Association for Finnish Work participate in the campaign that aims to build pride in the diversity of Finnish work. Made by Finland also brings together experts of the Finnish working life. As part of the Made by Finland campaign, the Association for Finnish Work, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), the Työelämä 2020 initiative and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health are reviewing and developing the Finnish working life and its strengths. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.madebyfinland.fi/" target="_blank">www.madebyfinland.fi</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b> plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of UPM's Biofore strategy. The innovative, wood-based biofuels developed by UPM and the production technologies used are an integral part of a sustainable future. UPM biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and local road traffic emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">Youtube</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels celebrates the centenary of Finland by joining the Made by Finland campaignKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-01-30T09:00:00Z<p>​(UPM, Helsinki, 30 January 2017 at 10&#58;00 EET) – UPM Biofuels joins the Made by Finland campaign - shared between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and partner organisations - that celebrates the centenary of Finland. The campaign calls for all Finns to discuss their own work and to share their stories of Finnish work. The campaign will be launched with an emotional campaign film directed by Klaus Härö. <br><br><img src="/PublishingImages/upm-bioverno-renewable-diesel-avainlippu-570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" /><br> <br>“We joined this campaign because we are proud of our Finnish origins and the fact that our star product, low emission UPM BioVerno diesel, is a Finnish innovation. The production process was developed in the UPM Lappeenranta Research Centre and the fuel is produced in UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery. Wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel was granted a Finnish flag - only given to products produced in Finland - when production started in 2015,” says <strong>Sari Mannonen</strong>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels.<br> <br>“Finland's well-being is built on work, and we believe that work will also help to build our prosperity for the next one hundred years. In Finland, wonderful, significant and valued work is carried out in many fields and through many varying tasks. This if anything is worth highlighting and celebrating,” states the Managing Director of the Association for Finnish Work, <strong>Tero Lausala</strong>. <br> <br>The campaign will be launched with the Seuraavat sata vuotta (The following one hundred years) film, directed by Klaus Härö, which tells four stories on the future of Finnish work through children's dreams. Just what can we achieve if we are persistent enough and have belief in our own abilities? What kind of innovations can we develop, when we are able to each bear a share of the burden and act responsibly, whilst helping each other and working together?<br> <br>“Looking towards the future, the film brings out the child's perspective, as well as the persistence and the act of being bothered enough to do something with which current and future problems can be solved successfully”, says Director <strong>Klaus Härö</strong>.<br> <br>The film has been made in collaboration with Ivalo Creative Agency and Otto Tuotanto Oy.<br> <br><strong>Events, studies and a healthy sense of pride</strong><br> <br>During the centenary year, the Made by Finland website will lift inspiring stories of Finnish workers into the spotlight. The background to the people and stories is the idea that the work done by every human being is valuable, and creates well-being for all of us.<br> <br>A nationwide Open House event will be organised in October, in which all interested companies and organizations will open up their doors and invite people to observe their operations, each in their own style. During the year, Finns' views on Finnish work and factors that will aid its future success will be studied. <br> <br>“Sometimes, it seems as if Finns need an outsider to tell them that things are being done well here. We are able to do anything whatsoever, as long as we do not set limits on our abilities. We want to use the campaign to encourage all Finns to be proud of themselves, each other and our expertise”, Lausala animates.<br><br>Made by Finland is an official part of the 100 year centenary program for Finland. More than 80 member companies of the Association for Finnish Work are involved in the campaign. Made by Finland also brings together experts in Finnish working life. As part of the Made in Finland campaign, the Association for Finnish Work, Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Työelämä Work&amp;Life 2020 project and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health will cooperate in examining and developing Finnish working life and its strengths.<br> <br>Additional information about the campaign and the companies and organizations involved in the campaign can be found on the following website <a href="http&#58;//madebyfinland.fi/briefly-in-english/">http&#58;//madebyfinland.fi/briefly-in-english/</a> <br><br> <br>Follow <span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family&#58;&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif;font-size&#58;12pt;"><a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/madebyfinland/?fref=ts"><span style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"><font color="#0000ff">Made by Finland on Facebook</font></span></span></a></span>.<br> Join the discussion on social media&#58; #madebyfinland<br> <br><br><strong>For further information, please contact&#58;</strong><br><strong>Sari Mannonen</strong>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45 265 1345, <a href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a><br><strong>Reetta Mentu</strong>, Marketing Director, Association for Finnish Work, tel. + 358 50 561 5030, <a href="mailto&#58;reetta.mentu@suomalainentyo.fi">reetta.mentu@suomalainentyo.fi</a><br><strong>Tero Lausala</strong>, Managing Director, Association for Finnish Work, tel. +358 50 407 2623, <a href="mailto&#58;tero.lausala@suomalainentyo.fi">tero.lausala@suomalainentyo.fi</a><br><br> <br><strong><em>The Made by Finland campaign</em></strong><em> is a joint campaign of the Association for Finnish Work, its members and collaborative organisations during the Finland 100 centenary year. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage pride in the diversity of Finnish work.</em> <a href="http&#58;//madebyfinland.fi/">http&#58;//madebyfinland.fi/</a><br><br>&#160;<br> <strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>9.00-16.00 EET<br>tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a><br><br> <br><strong>UPM Biofuels</strong><br>UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM’s biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tail pipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a href="/">www.upmbiofuels.com</a><br><br>Follow UPM Biofuels on&#160;<span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family&#58;&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif;font-size&#58;12pt;"><a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels"><span lang="EN-US" style="color&#58;blue;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><font color="#000000"> | </font></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family&#58;&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif;font-size&#58;12pt;"><a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/"><span lang="EN-US" style="color&#58;blue;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><font color="#000000"> | </font></span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family&#58;&quot;times new roman&quot;,serif;font-size&#58;12pt;"><a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo"><span lang="EN-US" style="color&#58;blue;font-family&#58;&quot;arial&quot;,sans-serif;font-size&#58;10pt;"><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></span></a></span><br><br> <br><strong>UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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UPM BioVerno and GrowDex® chosen among 25 unique example cases of Nordic bioeconomyKristiina Stenman, UPM2017-01-19T09:00:00Z<p>​(UPM, 19 January 2017 at 11&#58;00 EET) - The Nordic Bioeconomy Panel under The Nordic Council of Ministers has chosen UPM BioVerno and GrowDex® in the Nordic bioeconomy - 25 cases for sustainable change catalogue. UPM BioVerno is a renewable diesel made of crude tall oil, a wood residue from pulp production. GrowDex® is a wood-based nanocellulose hydrogel developed for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry. <br><br><img src="/PublishingImages/upm-bioverno-renewable-diesel-bottle-winter-570px.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px 5px 5px 0px;" /><br><br>“The Nordic countries are strongly placed to be global leaders in the production and utilisation of bio-resources that will enhance both competitiveness and sustainability. To continuously develop and improve this position we need inspiration and sharing of knowledge and best practices,” says <strong>Hörður G. Kristinsson</strong>, chair of the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel.<br><br>“The selected 25 cases in the catalogue seek to illustrate the diverse bioeconomy activities in the Nordic countries. UPM is the only company having two cases in the catalogue. Both cases are classified under the Replace category, listing case examples of products where fossil-based materials have been replaced by bio-based materials,” Hörður G. Kristinsson continues.<br> <br>”Versatile use of recyclable and renewable wood biomass, combined with innovation, efficiency and responsibility is in the core of UPM’s Biofore strategy,” says <strong>Sami Lundgren</strong>, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility. “Having two of our innovative products in this esteemed catalogue is a great recognition for us and for our strategy,” Sami Lundgren continues. <br> <br>In addition to the innovative and sustainable values, both products also have great growth potential. <br> <br>Demand for sustainable waste and residue-based biofuels is growing fast. Wood-based UPM BioVerno reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% which corresponds to 250.000 tons less CO2 emissions annually or 80.000 cars removed from European roads. <br> <br>GrowDex® is suitable for various cell culture purposes, especially for 3D cell culturing. 3D cell cultures can be used to replace animal testing and enable the development of cell-based drugs, tests and discovery of models that can be used in the future to better treat serious diseases. <br> <br><strong>For </strong><strong><strong>further information please contact</strong>&#58;</strong><br><strong>Sari Mannonen</strong>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45 265 1345<br><strong>Pia Nilsson</strong>, Senior Manager, Business Development, UPM Biochemicals, tel. +358 40 558 7829<br>or go to&#160;<a href="http&#58;//www.norden.org/da/tema/nordic-bioeconomy/"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">http&#58;//www.norden.org/da/tema/nordic-bioeconomy/</span></a>.<br><br>&#160;<br><strong>UPM, Media Relations </strong><br>Mon-Fri 9&#58;00-16&#58;00 EET<br>tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br><a href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com">media@upm.com</a><br><br> <br><strong>UPM</strong><br>Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve our customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,600 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. 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The Panel is a formal policy and strategy forum set up by the Ministers for Co-operation. The main task of the Panel is to draw up proposals for a joint Nordic Bioeconomy Strategy, describing the opportunities to promote sustainable Nordic bioeconomies and their operations.&#160;<br>&#160;<br>&#160;<br> </p>GP0|#80f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d;L0|#080f66fc0-c60d-4e2c-a1ed-b7e454bfdf4d|Press release;GTSet|#5f3597d4-e212-42ee-96a2-2301e0ef108baspx