UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery


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Fuel Producer

Finland

UPM Biorefining consists of pulp, timber and biofuels businesses. UPM has three pulp mills in Finland and one mill and plantation operations in Uruguay. UPM operates four sawmills in Finland.

Overview

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Location: Finland

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Year: 2015

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Status: Running

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Primary Feedstock: Residue – Forestry

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Products: Renewable diesel UPM BioVerno

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Technology: Hydrotreatment

Description

Crude tail oil is pumped to pretreatment where it is purified. Salts, impurities, solid particles and water are removed. The remaining oil is sent for hydrotreatment. The mixture is then passed through fractionation to remove the hydrogen sulfide and uncondensable gasses. The remaining liquid is distilled to separate renewable diesel.

Impact

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GHG Performance: <50 gCO2e/MJ

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Total Volume: 100,000 tons

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Jobs: Over 200

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Investment: US$190 million

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Partners: Haldor Topsoe

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