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 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.