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UPM and Dongsung Chemical team up to get UPM products into the Asian market

UPM and Dongsung Chemical team up to get UPM products into the Asian market

August 18, 2022 |

In South Korea, UPM and Dongsung Chemical announce a development partnership that will accelerate the introduction of renewable, sustainable forest-sourced materials into the Asian market and reduce fossil resource consumption. Dongsung Chemical, headquartered in South Korea and UPM Biochemicals, headquartered in Germany have agreed to form a strategic partnership to develop renewable products using bio-based […]

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UPM biorefinery at Leuna, Germany delayed

UPM biorefinery at Leuna, Germany delayed

January 31, 2022 |

In Finland, forest-based fuels and chemicals maker UPM said its planned biobased ethylene glycol and propylene glycol plant at Leuna, German will be delayed about year, citing challenges stemming from the pandemic and widespread supply chain disruptions.  “[T]he pandemic has materially slowed down the completion of the detailed engineering in Leuna,” says Jussi Pesonen, UPM […]

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Coca-Cola, UPM and Changchun Meihe Science & Technology launch bMEG

Coca-Cola, UPM and Changchun Meihe Science & Technology launch bMEG

October 18, 2021 |

In Georgia, the Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM announced the first planned commercialization of technologies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG). This next-generation technology marks a significant step forward toward commercializing a process that is not only more efficient than current bMEG technologies but is based on […]

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UPM moving forward with plans for next gen biorefinery

UPM moving forward with plans for next gen biorefinery

February 1, 2021 |

In Finland, UPM is moving forward with biofuels growth plans having started the basic engineering phase of a next generation biorefinery. The potential biorefinery would have an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons of high-quality renewable fuels including sustainable jet fuel. The products would significantly reduce carbon footprint in the road transport and aviation, as […]

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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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