What is the raw material for UPM BioVerno?
UPM BioVerno is made from crude tall oil, a residue of pulp production. A substantial part of this raw material is sourced from UPM pulp mills.
How is it made?
The patented production process emerged from a partnership with the catalysis and process technology specialist Haldor-Topsoe as an innovation at the UPM Research Centre in Lappeenranta, Southeast Finland. The manufacturing stages are pre-treatment, hydrotreatment and distillation, giving rise to renewable diesel as the main product and small quantities of renewable naphtha.