UPM is leading the way and investing in the biochemicals industry of tomorrow. Bioeconomy inspires us, and we want to create a future beyond fossils.
We are building the world's first biorefinery in Leuna, Germany. Our biochemicals are made from responsibly sourced hardwood and have a radically improved CO2 footprint compared to fossil-based alternatives.
Our renewable Bio-Monoethylene Glycol (BioMEG) will serve as a base material for various industrial products and consumer goods, such as PET bottles, packaging materials, polyester textiles and engine & battery coolants. Our renewable Bio-Monopropylene Glycol (BioMPG) will be ready to be converted into cleaning agents, deicing fluids, fragrances, and cosmetics.
As they can be fully integrated into existing production and recycling processes, they enable the transformation of the entire chemicals value chain towards renewable circularity.
Our lignin-based Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) are a completely new, sustainable product and sustainable alternative to replace carbon black and precipitated silica in various rubber end uses such as tires, hoses, rubber floorings and scores of other rubber applications.