It was a great moment. The year is 2012 and UPM’s Board of Directors has just approved the proposal for investment for the Lappeenranta Biorefinery.
The world’s population is on the rise, and the same goes for passenger and freight traffic. Transport emissions must be brought under control in order to curb the effects of climate change.
In Uruguay, Brassica carinata – an excellent raw material for the sustainable production of biofuels – is fast becoming an interesting new complementary for local agriculture.
Helsinki, Finland, is one of the world’s first urban regions to switch from regular fuels to 100% waste- and residue-based fuels in public transport by the year 2020.
The innovation performance of a company is often measured by the number of new patent applications it files. Every year, UPM files approximately 360 patent applications across the world.
A bus is waiting in Helsinki for guests from Brussels.
To fight climate change, the EU Commission presented a new legislative package in November proposing that CO2 emissions are cut by at least 40% by the year 2030.
The biofuels industry is full of promise. New EU legislation, breakthrough technologies and increasing demand for biofuels and biomaterials in global markets are building solid foundations for the future development of the industry.
Wood is a valuable raw material, and efforts have been made to ensure that every fibre is utilized as thoroughly as possible.
UPM’s wood-based UPM BioVerno biofuel has been proven to reduce carbon dioxide and particle emissions in both urban and maritime transport.