​Lignofuels 2017 – Advanced Biofuels & Materials conference and exclusive site visit to UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery

Lignofuels conference was held in Helsinki on 1 - 2 February 2017. A day prior the conference, a limited number of conference delegates had a unique opportunity to pay a visit to UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery.

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​UPM BioVerno diesel field tests in bus traffic

UPM has started field tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and Transdev Finland. The new round of tests with UPM BioVerno diesel will continue until late 2016.


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​Festivities at first UPM Biorefinery 5.3.2015

On March 5th we staged a festive event to celebrate the recent opening of the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The beginning of the event was graced by the presence of the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö and First Lady Jenni Haukio, and the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and QueenSilvia. The festivities continued with event organized for various partners of biorefinery project in the old spool factory. The event continued in UPM Kaukas Club House that was customized to BioVerno Club for the night.


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UPM at World Bio Markets 2015

UPM Biofuels is strongly present in World Bio Markets Event 2015. UPM Biofuels stand in the event provides a good place to discuss UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery and latest developments in EU regulations of biofuels. UPMers also give presentations in the conference.

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UPM and WWF Finland seminar on wood-based biofuels

UPM Biofuels and WWF Finland arranged jointly a seminar on the new opportunities of bioeconomy in Finlandia hall on Tuesday 30 September 2014. Especially the role of forest based biofuels as a future solution was discussed in the seminar.

Mikael Pentikäinen, leader of the panel discussion (on the left), Jari Luukkonen, Conservation Director WWF Finland, Heikki Vappula, Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining, Antti Asikainen, Research Professor, Metla, and Mika Anttonen, Chairman of the Board, St1.

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