UPM Biofuels

UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Our innovative, wood-based biofuels and production technologies support sustainable development. UPM’s biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease the greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels. ​

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the world's first biorefinery of a kind


UPM has invested EUR 179 million in the world’s first biorefinery producing wood-based renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno. The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces UPM BioVerno diesel from crude tall oil, a residue of UPM’s own pulp production.

The commercial production of UPM BioVerno renewable diesel started in January 2015 in Lappeenranta, Finland. The annual capacity is 120 million litres of biofuels. The biorefinery is based on UPM’s own innovations and it employs 75 people directly and 150 people indirectly.

What makes us strong

  • Advanced renewable diesel and naphtha
  • Innovative business with vast growth potential
  • Competitive and sustainable non-food feedstockEnhancing a sustainable future with less dependence on fossil fuels
  • Tested and proven product for all diesel engines
  • Significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe emissions
  • Strong R&D
  • Responsible operations
  • Infrastructure synergies
  • Sustainability leader in biofuel solutions in Europe
  • Intellectual property rights

​UPM Biofuels in figures


€ 179 million

Annual production capacity of

120 million litres of renewable fuel

Employees (direct and indirect)

over 200

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Our product

UPM’s renewable diesel fuel, UPM BioVerno, is an exceptional innovation. It is produced from crude tall oil, a residue of UPM’s own pulp production. It works in all diesel engines – cars, busses, trucks or boats.
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In social media

You can follow the most recent developments of UPM Biofuels in Twitter @UPM_Biofuels. Our videos can be seen in Youtube channel and we also publish news in LinkedIn pages.

Read our blogs

Be inspired by our UPM BioVerno –diesel innovation story and read how bioeconomy materialises from our blogs.