We take the production of wood-based renewable biochemicals from idea to reality

For a sustainable tomorrow

Our products help to mitigate climate change

 

Replacing fossil-raw materials

Climate neutral feedstock

Sustainable forestry

Improved CO₂ footprint

 

Our product offering

Renewable functional fillers

Renewable functional fillers

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Renewable glycols

Renewable glycols

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Lignin solutions

Lignin solutions

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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.

The Leuna Biorefinery

 

Facts and Figures

15 hectare

Our construction site is roughly 20 times the size of a football field.

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2020 to 2024

The biorefinery is expected to be operational by the end of 2023 and ramp up in 2024.

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> 100 Jobs

We are building a new organization and are recruiting for various roles in Leuna.

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4 Products

Bio-Monoethylene Glycol (BioMEG), Bio-Monopropylene Glycol (BioMPG), Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF), Industrial Sugar

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News and Stories

 
Regional solutions for globally sustainable chemicals
Blog | 09/16/2022 09:55:52 | 4 min

Regional solutions for globally sustainable chemicals

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Circular raw material uses and CO₂-light alternatives for the chemical industry
Blog | 08/19/2022 12:57:58 | 3 min

Circular raw material uses and CO₂-light alternatives for the chemical industry

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We must intensify our engagement if consumers are to take action on climate change
Blog | 08/15/2022 12:12:57 | 5 min

We must intensify our engagement if consumers are to take action on climate change

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UPM shortlisted at the 2022 Sustainability Awards
Story | 07/25/2022 14:14:04 | 1 min

UPM shortlisted at the 2022 Sustainability Awards

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Biorefinery Leuna

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 technical start-up by the end of 2023. Watch the progress here!

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