UPM BioVerno is a renewable diesel fuel that is classified as an advanced biofuel - this distinguishes it from the conventional first generation biofuels mainly made by other methods from food-grade raw materials.
Frequently Asked Questions about UPM BioVerno for traffic fuels
Production of 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.
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.
The greenhouse gas emissions (CO2) of UPM BioVerno over the entire production chain are as much as 80% lower than those of fossil diesel fuel. These low emission values have been verified by an EU ISCC and RSB certificate issued for sustainable raw materials and production. UPM BioVerno also significantly reduces local air pollution.
Motorists driving on UPM BioVerno are cutting carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) while supporting employment in Finland. UPM BioVerno reduces the need for Finland to import fossil diesel fuel.
Effectiveness of UPM BioVerno
UPM BioVerno has been extensively researched and tested in engine trials at such institutes as the Technical Research Centre of Finland - VTT, FEV in Germany and AVL in Sweden. We have also conducted major road traffic trials with VTT in all weather conditions, together with material tests demonstrating faultless fuel performance in all diesel engines. These trials also showed that UPM BioVerno has no adverse impact on car or bus engines or fuel systems.
There is no need to check. UPM BioVerno has been shown to work in all diesel engines, regardless of the make or age of your car.
Yes, this product works in all diesel engines.
Features of UPM BioVerno
UPM BioVerno does not raise fuel consumption. It has been shown to work in precisely the same way as ordinary fossil diesel fuel.
UPM BioVerno diesel is sold as a blend with traditional diesel. Distributors price their fuels independently.
Fuel distributors ensure that the product sold to consumers will work in all weather conditions.
UPM BioVerno is an excellent bioproduct and blending it with fossil fuel is an easy way to meet the 20% biofuel obligation (by the year 2020) set for transport in Finland. Output from the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery can satisfy 25% of this obligation for the entire country. UPM BioVerno can also be used as a diesel fuel on its own.
The concentration will vary between a few percent and double-digit percentages. UPM BioVerno is not an additive, but a renewable fuel that could also be used on its own in diesel cars.
Yes. Obviously combustion in a car engine will depend on the final fuel blend.
No. This fuel boosts the already strong technical features of diesel cars.