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Lead the way beyond fossils with advanced biofuels

We are driven by finding solutions that lead the way beyond fossils.



New perspective on plastic

What do all these products have in common? They could be made from wood-based UPM BioVerno – a sustainable feedstock replacing fossil raw materials. UPM BioVerno helps to reduce product’s carbon footprint significantly. Nothing has changed. Except everything.



Molecular bioproducts for more sustainable future

Molecular bioproducts create more sustainable future – learn more about UPM Biofuels journey and plans for Biochemicals.


Unpacked: Biofuels

How can biofuels help usher in a clean new world for the transportation sector? UPM’s Oona Koski, Manager, Sustainability and Market Development, unpacks it for us.


UPM Biofuels story by Liisa Ranta in SXSW event

UPM’s innovative wood-based products presented in SXSW event 2021! South by Southwest is the most significant event in United States to combine the creative industries and technology. We participated by sharing our story about the wood-based, renewable UPM BioVerno products such as our renewable diesel with 80 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels. More on the video! 


UPM Biofuels at the forefront of advanced biofuels

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery has been ranked number one globally several times – and the story continues. From transport fuels to packaging, labels and construction materials, our wood-based advanced biofuels help our customers reduce their carbon footprint in many ways. Watch the video to learn more!



We make advanced biofuels! – Antti Tapanainen

Maintenance project engineer Antti has taken care of UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery since its start-up. What is it like to work in a biorefinery and what are the future prospects? Watch Antti’s interview to find out.



We make advanced biofuels! – Tarja Sallinen

What does  a laboratory technician do at a biorefinery? Tarja, who works at UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, tells us about the versatile lab work done at the biorefinery as well as about Lappeenranta as a place to live.



UPM Raflatac and UPM Biofuels present: Forest Film labels

How to make beautifully transparent label in a more sustainable way? UPM Raflatac turned to the woods and found an alternative solution for plastic called UPM BioVerno. Great collaboration between UPM Biofuels and UPM Raflatac. Watch the video and learn more.



We make advanced biofuels - Manu Laurikainen

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery offers versatile employment opportunities. Manu moved back to his hometown of Lappeenranta and became a field operator in our biorefinery following a period of studies and on-the-job learning. Watch the interview to find out more.



We make advanced biofuels - Nina Halme

Nina works as a process expert at UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery – a natural choice for a graduate of bioenergy engineering. What is best about developing biofuels and how it is to live in Lappeenranta? Watch Nina’s interview to find out.



We make advanced Biofuels - Ossi Junnonen

What is it like to work as a process engineer at a biorefinery? Ossi from UPM’s Lappeenranta Biorefinery tells us about the job and about biorefinery as a work environment, as well as how it is to live in Lappeenranta.



We make advanced biofuels - Petteri Myllymäki

Biorefinery is a branch of the future, says Petteri, who works as a field operator at UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery. Watch Petteri's interview to learn about the opportunities available at our biorefinery.



How do we go Beyond fossils? - UPM BioVerno

UPM turns wood-based biomass and production residues into sustainable solutions suitable across industries. UPM BioVerno is a drop-in diesel, a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.  With cleaner traffic, achieved by lower tailpipe and greenhouse gas emissions, this is what fuels the future.



Growing Fuel Potential

Jaakko Nousiainen, UPM Biofuels, shares his time between the forest, the control rooms and the lab where he oversees the production of the biofuel. The Nordic Bioeconomy Programme has released 15 action points to boost sustainable bioeconomy.  Check out Jaakko’s biofuel story – one of the most visible sustainable bioeconomy solution in Nordic & Baltic states. Courtesy of Nordiska Ministerrådet and Green Exchange.



Renewable by Design

Choosing a package can make a difference – Elopak, Dow and UPM Biofuels joint forces. Every day millions of people pick paperboard-based cartons in their shopping carts in grocery stores around the world. Choosing a package can make a difference.



Story of UPM BioVerno diesel – from innovation to final product

See the journey of UPM BioVerno renewable diesel from innovation into real product in UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, Finland.



UPM Biofuels – Highlights of the past few years

We’ve been chasing our dreams since 2006. Take a look at our journey and some of the greatest moments from these years!



UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery - Making industrial history on the shore of Lake Saimaa

See how the UPM Kaukas integrated mill site has been a centre of wood-based innovations since 1892.



UPM BioVerno diesel story – produced by European Commission

European Commission recognised UPM Biofuels as the winner of the EU Sustainable Energy Europe Awards 2014 in the “Travelling” category for its crude tall oil based renewable UPM BioVerno diesel. They also filmed the project in Finland! UPM BioVerno was recognised for the innovative approach in using the residue of UPM’s own pulp production, crude tall oil, as a new raw material for the production of advanced biofuels to lower greenhouse gas emissions.




The sustainable fuel growing on trees

Can the world's first marine biofuel, developed in eastern Finland from wood by UPM Biofuels, reduce the carbon emissions of shipping?

Source: CNN



Door opener to the biofuel market

A trailblazing product in terms of technology, UPM BioVerno has given us the opportunity to access the global biofuel market. See what Petri Kukkonen, Vice President of UPM Biofuels Development, has to say about UPM BioVerno.



Combining professionals from various sectors

Successfully operating the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery requires a combination of expertise from the chemical, wood processing and oil refining industries to yield genuinely novel solutions for plant operations. See what Thomas Björklöf, Technology Manager from UPM Biofuels Development, tells about his experiences.



First commercial marine biofuel based on wood residues

Dutch sustainable biofuel leader GoodFuels Marine and leading dredging company Boskalis have succesfully concluded extensive testing of UPM BioVerno wood-based renewable diesel on a vessel working on the Dutch “Marker Wadden” nature restoration project in the middle of the Markermeer lake.



Reinforcing client relationships through CSR Engagement

UPM, a Finnish forest industry company, and BNP Paribas shared commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has benefited both firms. 



Fact and fable about biofuels - Algae in the fuel tank?

It is a complete myth that UPM BioVerno diesel encourages the growth of algae in a fuel tank. So how does UPM BioVerno differ from first generation biodiesel?



Fact and fable about biofuels - Are any trees felled to make UPM BioVerno?

None. Renewable UPM BioVerno diesel is made from tall oil, a residue of pulp production. How does this affect the use of wood?



Fact and fable about biofuels - Does renewable diesel damage engine gaskets?

UPM BioVerno diesel is chemically similar to conventional diesel fuel and causes no harm to engine gaskets.





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