We take the production of wood-based renewable biochemicals from idea to reality
For a sustainable tomorrow
Replacing fossil-raw materials
Climate neutral feedstock
Improved CO₂ footprint
Our product offering
Renewable functional fillers
We are building a state-of-the-art biorefinery in Leuna
Our wood-based biochemicals offer sustainable, competitive, high-quality solutions for various industries and applications. As our biochemicals can be fully integrated into existing production and recycling processes, they transform the entire chemicals value chain towards renewable circularity.
Facts and Figures
News and Stories
UPM joins the Forward Faster Initiative to accelerate the progress of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
UPM and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London showcase new, sustainable design concepts to prototype a world beyond fossils
UPM Biochemicals acquires SunCoal Industries
UPM and Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, partner to prototype a “fossil free future”
Once operational, our new biorefinery in Leuna, Germany, will ramp up to turn wood into next-generation biochemicals producing sustainable glycols and lignin-based renewable functional fillers. After the groundbreaking in 2020, the construction of the UPM biorefinery is in full swing. We estimate the start-up by the end of 2024. Watch the progress here!