UPM creates value from renewable and recyclable materials by combining the expertise and technologies from fibre-based, energy-related and engineered materials businesses. UPM has been guiding its research and development with the lifecycle impact analysis for the last 15 years. Our holistic ecodesign approach is also the backbone of the concept car project.
With UPM's breakthroughs in engineered and renewable materials, the automotive sector has an opportunity to improve its own environmental performance. Many plastic parts and components can be replaced with biomaterial-based alternatives. This is brilliantly proven in the Biofore Concept Car project.
The design of the concept car has appropriately been inspired by the forest - by the pine cone. A good reminder of our source of renewable resources, raw materials and innovation!