UPM BioVerno diesel — a genuine fuel choice for the future

 

Renewable UPM BioVerno diesel is an advanced biofuel and a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. It suits all diesel engines - and fits seamlessly into existing distribution systems.

 
As UPM BioVerno is an advanced biofuel, its production does not compete with the production of food when it comes to land-use or raw materials. Unlike first generation biofuels, UPM BioVerno has no blending limit and distributors are able to use it at 100%.

The UPM BioVerno diesel is manufactured out of crude tall oil, a residue of pulp production. The production of UPM BioVerno diesel does not cause additional felling of trees.

Over 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil diesel

Cleaner combustion than fossil diesel

Lower tailpipe emissions on the road

 

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

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 renewable diesel features

Product information

  • Made 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 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: > 60 °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 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.

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UPM BioVerno reduces carbon footprint of shipping
 

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Frequently asked questions

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Contact us

Juha Rainio

Juha Rainio

Director, Sales & Marketing UPM Biofuels juha.rainio@upm.com Tel. +358 50 563 1337
Marko Snellman

Marko Snellman

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

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