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Leuna: the world's first biorefinery beyond fossils

UPM is among the seven finalists in the "transformation field resources" category of the well-renowned German Sustainability Award for its pioneering new refinery project. What's behind this new-to-the-world innovation? And how exactly can it replace millions of tonnes of CO2-intensive fossil-based raw materials? We provide answers to the most critical questions.

Climate change affects our daily life around the planet more and more. Driven by the challenge to limit its effects and become a climate-neutral company by 2040, UPM Biochemicals has put a lot of energy to make a new-to-the-world innovation happen. Once operational, the new biorefinery in Leuna, Saxony-Anhalt, will produce a range of 100 per cent wood-based biochemicals. Together, they help initiate the critical switch from sustainable raw material use and significantly reduce the carbon footprint in everyday products – from PET bottles to shoe soles, from rubber to flooring.

UPM is among the seven finalists in the "transformation field resources" category of the well-renowned German Sustainability Award for this globally unique innovation. According to the expert jury, UPM contributes to the sustainable development of resource-saving material cycles.

But where exactly lies the significant sustainability impact of the project, and how is it achieved? Here we answer the most critical questions about Leuna: