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UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

UPM launches construction of EUR550M biochemicals facility in Germany

October 8, 2020 |

In Germany, UPM celebrated the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation. In Leuna, UPM will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals that enable a switch from fossil-based products to sustainable alternatives in a […]

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UPM invests EUR550 million in German biorefinery

UPM invests EUR550 million in German biorefinery

January 30, 2020 |

In Finland, UPM takes the next transformative growth step and enters the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery will produce a range of 100% wood-based biochemicals which enable a switch from fossil raw materials to sustainable alternatives in various consumer-driven end-uses. The investment opens totally new markets for UPM […]

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UPM replaces CHP with bio-boiler plant using wood waste

UPM replaces CHP with bio-boiler plant using wood waste

January 16, 2020 |

In Finland, a new bio-boiler plant has been put into operation at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill. It replaces the combined heat and power plant which was built in 1962. The modern bio-boiler plant not only improves the mill’s energy efficiency but also environmental performance, occupational safety and fire safety. The boiler uses biofuel, i.e. by-products […]

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Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

February 7, 2019 |

In Finland, the Finnish Parliament on February 6 approved a law that sets a gradually increasing 30% biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. UPM welcomes the Finnish government’s ambition to take transport decarbonization seriously: “UPM is a leading producer of advanced biofuels as defined […]

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UPM publishes biodiversity commitment to lead bioeconomy

UPM publishes biodiversity commitment to lead bioeconomy

November 28, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM has published a new biodiversity commitment, which is one of the company’s responsibility targets for 2030. The new commitment and programme will be presented today at the Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The aim of the commitment is […]

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UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

October 6, 2018 |

We all love positive news stories and when the good news bear arrives, we take notice. Good news makes your heart sing, your soul feel hopeful, and those good ole’ endorphins and dopamine receptors explode with glee. So to ward off the Monday blues, we bring you the ‘good news bear,’ brought to you by […]

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United Nations recognizes UPM and 33 others as Global Compact LEAD companies

United Nations recognizes UPM and 33 others as Global Compact LEAD companies

September 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM was recognized as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on Monday. The recognized LEAD companies include companies like Unilever, Nestle S.A., BASF SE and L’Oreal. […]

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UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

June 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels welcomes the initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030. “The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, the world’s first to produce wood-based renewable diesel on a […]

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UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

UPM first to receive RSB low ILUC risk certification

April 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate was received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery […]

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UPM launches EIA for possible biorefinery in southeastern Finland

UPM launches EIA for possible biorefinery in southeastern Finland

February 5, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in southeastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year. The EIA study states that the proposed second […]

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