Biofuels

UPM BioVerno naphtha for replacing fossil raw materials

UPM BioVerno naphtha
UPM BioVerno naphtha
 

In addition to renewable diesel, the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces renewable naphtha. It is an ideal biocomponent for gasoline and for replacing fossil raw materials in various innovative products such as bioplastics. The raw material for Finnish UPM BioVerno naphtha consists of crude tall oil extracted during the pulp production process.

 

UPM BioVerno naphtha - a versatile biocomponent

Replacing fossil raw materials

Blending into transport fuels

Used as a raw material in the chemical industry

 

UPM BioVerno naphtha features

Product information

  • Made from crude tall oil, a residue of the pulp production process
  • A chemically pure hydrocarbon
  • A colourless, sulphur-free, paraffinic biocomponent
  • May be used as a biocomponent in fossil gasoline
  • Blending with gasoline enables a higher biofuel content than when using ethanol alone
  • May also be used as a raw material for making bioplastics and in other chemical industry applications

Principal quality figures

  • Density (at 15 C): max. 775 kg/m3
  • Sulphur: max. 10 mg/kg
  • End point of distillation: max. 210 C

Sustainability certification

  • ISCC EU, ISCC PLUS, RSB EU RED, RSB low ILUC risk and Finnish national sustainability scheme
 

Safety data