UPM BioVerno fuel for all diesel engines


Renewable UPM BioVerno is a sustainable Finnish alternative to fossil fuels that behaves in the same way as conventional diesel in all engines - and fits seamlessly into existing distribution systems. Unlike first generation biofuels, UPM BioVerno has no blending limit so distributors can even use it at 100%.


UPM BioVerno diesel - a genuine fuel choice for the future

About 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil diesel

Cleaner combustion than fossil diesel

Lower tailpipe emissions on the road


UPM BioVerno renewable diesel features


Product informationMade by hydrotreating crude tall oil - a residue of pulp production

  • A pure hydrocarbon with physical and chemical properties that match fossil diesel fuel

  • A paraffinic, high cetane, sulphur-free diesel fuel with very low aromatic content

  • Energy content matches fossil diesel

  • May be blended with fossil diesel in low or high concentrations or used alone, unlike traditional biodiesel

  • Compatible with all diesel engines and fuel distribution systems

  • Use generates lower emissions (e.g. of particles) than conventional diesel fuel


Principal quality features

  • Density (at 15 °C): 805–820 kg/m3

  • Sulphur: max 10 mg/kg

  • Flashpoint: > 55 °C

  • Cetane number: min. 60

  • Distillation, evaporated:

    • 250 °C < 65 vol%

    • 350 °C min. 85 vol%

Sustainability certification

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

UPM BioVerno diesel reduces tailpipe emissions


Using wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel significantly reduces road traffic tailpipe emissions compared to conventional fossil diesel.


UPM BioVerno diesel significantly reduces both carbon dioxide emissions and local air pollution from traffic. According to studies tailpipe emissions such as particle mass, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions are reduced by up to 10% compared to conventional diesel fuel.

UPM BioVerno diesel has undergone several engine and vehicle trials using a wide range of vehicle makes and models at various research institutes. These included the Technical Research Centre of Finland - VTT, the University of Vaasa, and the internationally renowned vehicle technology research institute FEV in Germany. Emission tests are always benchmarked against conventional fossil diesel.

Tests show similar or improved engine efficiency, without compromising engine power, when compared to fossil diesel. As a result of high energy content and density of UPM BioVerno renewable diesel the fuel consumption stays the same or is improved compared to conventional diesel.

UPM BioVerno reduces emissions also when used in fuel blends. Its high quality and cetane number enable cleaner combustion resulting in substantially lower tailpipe emissions, with clear superiority over the results conventional fossil fuel achieved - even in blends containing only 30% renewable UPM BioVerno fuel.


UPM BioVerno reduces the carbon footprint of shipping

Marine biofuels enable ship operators to cut their carbon dioxide emissions, eliminate sulphur dioxide emissions, reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by about 10%, and halve fine particle emissions. Current projections suggest that biofuels could account for around 5-10% of total marine fuel consumption by 2030.


UPM BioVerno was tested for the first time as part of a four-stroke engine development project at Wärtsilä's Vaasa Motor Laboratory in Finland. The tests showed that UPM BioVerno is an excellent substitute for fossil fuels. It clearly reduced sulphur dioxide and fine particle emissions.

More hard evidence was gained when international dredging company and shipping specialist Boskalis and the leading commercial supplier of marine biofuels, GoodFuels Marine, successfully tested UPM BioVerno diesel's suitability for maritime vessels.

UPM BioVerno reduces carbon footprint of shipping

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Contact us

Panu Routasalo

Panu Routasalo

Vice President, UPM Biofuels panu.routasalo@upm.com Tel. +358 40 836 2781
Marko Snellman

Marko Snellman

Commercial Manager, UPM Biofuels marko.snellman@upm.com Tel. +358 400 837 852