UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery
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.
Primary Feedstock: Residue – Forestry
Products: Renewable diesel UPM BioVerno
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.
GHG Performance: <50 gCO2e/MJ
Total Volume: 100,000 tons
Jobs: Over 200
Investment: US$190 million
Partners: Haldor Topsoe