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Driving cleaner traffic

Advanced biofuels for improved air quality.

 

We are UPM Biofuels

We are committed to helping our customers fight climate change with our wood-based advanced biofuels. Our UPM BioVerno products meet the need to reduce transport emissions and find renewable alternatives to the production of various plastics.

The UPM BioVerno diesel and naphtha are made from crude tall oil, a renewable raw material and a residue of pulp production. Its production does not compete with the production of food or cause additional felling of trees.

Our advanced biofuels are already hard at work across the EU and Scandinavia, reducing emissions from traffic, especially heavy-duty transport. UPM BioVerno naphtha has found its way into car parts, labeling materials and food and cosmetic packaging across the globe.

Our employees are proud of being able to do their part in building a world beyond fossils.

Join us as we take the next exciting steps on our journey.

 

Our entire operations are based on a circular economy and helping customers fight climate change

We have the longest experience in the market in renewable wood-based biofuels

Our products comply with the widest sustainability criteria and certification

 

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Lappeenranta Biorefinery

Lappeenranta Biorefinery

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Working at UPM Biofuels

Working at UPM Biofuels

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Our story

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UPM Biofuels in brief

160 million l/a
of advanced biofuels
EUR 179 million
investment
First
commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in the world
 
 

Making a change with advanced biofuels and bio-based raw materials

Advanced biofuels and bio-based materials are some of the new and innovative businesses UPM has successfully built and grown during the last decade. They represent important strategic initiatives for the company.

 
Our long-term ambition is to become a major stakeholder in advanced biofuels and bio-based materials and to increase their significance within the company.

We focus on market and customer-driven business through stable and profitable production, while developing with an eye on growth. This is achieved by studying the opportunities provided by emerging technologies, raw materials, and regulation.

Renewable energy and material solutions are the way to a sustainable future. We combine the bio and forest industries to enable the achievement of the ‘zero emissions by 2100’ target set by the UN Climate Change Panel (IPCC).

As a frontrunner in the new forest industry, UPM will lead the integration of the bio and forest industry towards a more sustainable and exciting future. The key concepts in this process are innovation, accountability, and resource efficiency.

UPM Biofuels will play a key role in implementing UPM’s Biofore strategy, providing dependable, high-quality renewable products for transportation as well as  for bio-based materials. We work with our customers to deliver sustainable growth and a better future for all.

 
 

UPM Biofuels at the forefront of advanced biofuels

 

UPM Rotterdam plans

UPM is currently investigating a production expansion opportunity in advanced biofuels and biomaterials, and is conducting basic engineering for a possible new biorefinery in Maasvlakte 2, at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

The planned biorefinery would have an annual capacity of 500 000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for transport, including maritime and aviation, and for petrochemical sector as feedstock for bioplastics.

If all preparations are concluded successfully, UPM would initiate the company’s standard procedure of analysing and preparing an investment decision. Due to the current challenging investment environment for new major projects like this, further decisions are not planned before Q2 2023.

Port of Rotterdam
 

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