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UPM BioVerno replaces fossil raw materials in petrochemicals


Our renewable UPM BioVerno naphtha is an ideal biocomponent for replacing fossil raw materials in various innovative products such as bioplastics or glues. The raw material for Finnish UPM BioVerno naphtha consists of crude tall oil extracted during the pulp production process.

Five reasons why UPM BioVerno is your best option for chemicals

Reduces carbon footprint of your product
Uses sustainable residue raw material and reduces need for fossil raw materials
Allows gradual transformation from fossil to bio-based feedstock
Physical properties and quality identical to fossil equivalent
Allows use of existing processing and recycling facilities

New opportunities from by-products

The by-products of the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, turpentine and pitch, are also creating entirely new opportunities for the chemical industry. They are ideal certified substitutes for fossil raw materials. UPM's renewable turpentine, for example, is suitable for manufacturing bio-based fragrances in the perfume industry, and pitch can be used for generating bioenergy and in manufacturing products such as bitumen, printing inks or road marking paints.




Bio-based aroma chemical for fragrances.



Renewable fuel and application for the chemical industry.