UPMBiochemicals
  • About UPM Biochemicals

Sustainability formula

Innovative biochemicals open up new sustainable opportunities for businesses and brands.

Accelerating the transformation of the chemicals industry

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. 

 

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 2023. 

 

Our product offering

Renewable glycols

Renewable glycols

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Lignin

Lignin

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Renewable functional fillers

Renewable functional fillers

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We are part of UPM - The Biofore Company

Responsibility is in our DNA

Responsibility is in our DNA

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Careers at UPM

Careers at UPM

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Innovating for a future that is less reliant on fossil raw materials