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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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UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

UPM Biofuels gets RSB certification for Uruguayan carinata production

January 15, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop – a new feedstock for biofuel production – in Uruguay. The RSB certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels’ existing sustainability certifications like ISCC and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production. Brassica carinata is an […]

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Agrisoma and UPM sign long-term supply agreement to grow Carinata in South America

Agrisoma and UPM sign long-term supply agreement to grow Carinata in South America

July 25, 2017 |

In Canada, Canadian-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., and biorefinery giant UPM from Helsinki, Finland, signed a long-term supply agreement that will expand the world’s only oilseed crop, developed to produce renewable fuels in South America. Under the deal, the two companies will grow Carinata oilseed crops with third-party farmers in Uruguay and Brazil. Carinata is the […]

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UPM tests Carinata sequential cropping concept for biofuels

UPM tests Carinata sequential cropping concept for biofuels

July 2, 2017 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America. The Carinata crop produces non-edible oil suitable for biofuels’ feedstock and protein for animal feed. The sequential cropping concept enables contract farmers to take agricultural land into use outside the main cultivation period, in […]

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UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

UPM receives RSB certification for its BioVerno renewable diesel and naptha

May 30, 2017 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha, as well as production sidestreams turpentine and pitch. RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production.  UPM Biofuels has previously received sustainability […]

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UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

UPM looking to invest in commercial biofuel production

February 1, 2017 |

In Finland, following success at its pilot plant that makes biofuels from tall tail oil, UPM is planning further investment in biofuels now that it was able to move beyond breakeven to making a profit late last year. With the country set to boost its use of biofuels to 54% by 2030 including double counting […]

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UPM Biofuels wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

UPM Biofuels wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

November 27, 2016 |

In Finland, UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. The judges were looking for a company that has grabbed the opportunity […]

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