UPM is a global leader of the bio-based forest industry with a history dating back over 100 years. Our extensive knowledge and know-how of sustainably sourced renewable wood biomass is the starting point of our business. We see versatile wood-based biochemicals as the next natural step in the evolution of wood usage.
Innovative biochemicals open up new sustainable opportunities for businesses and brands.
Accelerating the transformation of the chemicals industry
Our wood-based renewable biochemicals offer sustainable and competitive high-quality solutions for replacing fossil-based raw materials. Our responsibly sourced renewable lignin is already in use across various industries and applications.
Moreover, we will invest in a new-to-the-world industrial scale biorefinery at Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery will convert solid wood into next generation biochemicals: bio-monoethylene glycol (BioMEG) and lignin-based renewable functional fillers. In addition, the biorefinery will produce bio-monopropylene glycol (BioMPG) and industrial sugars. The facility is scheduled to start up by the end of 2022.