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UPM celebrated today the official start of the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery investment of EUR 550 million is a major milestone in UPM’s strategic transformation.

On september 30th, the Land and Environmental Court announced that it had granted an environmental permit to SCA to construct a biorefinery adjacent to Östrand pulp mill.

Resolute has won an Environment + Energy (E+E) Project of the Year Award for our Thunder Bay (Ontario) thermomechanical pulp (TMP) biorefinery, which is focused on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bioproducts derived from wood.

UPM Biocomposites and Finnish Mysoda have collaborated to create a range of sparkling water makers made almost entirely out of renewable materials.

October 15, 2020 - Toronto, Ontario - The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors. Forestry is an important source of jobs for Canadians, and the industry continues to find innovative ways to create new markets for Canadian wood.

Contrary to popular belief, decomposing dinosaurs are not what formed the world’s oil and gas deposits.

Japanese renewable power developer Renova and four other companies are planning to develop the 74.95MW Sendai Gamo biomass power plant in northeast Japan.

The Danish government and a majority coalition of eight parties have proposed stricter legal requirements for wood biomass used for heat and electricity in the country.

Biotechnology pioneer achieves continuous process operations in demonstration program

On Wednesday, 7 October, Sweden’s Minister for Enterprise Ibrahim Baylan inaugurated Södra’s plant for commercial biomethanol at the pulp mill in Mönsterås. Members of the European Parliament Fredrik Federley, Jytte Guteland and Jessica Polfjärd were present at the inauguration as well as Professor Johan Kuylenstierna of the Swedish Climate Policy Council.

SHERBROOKE, QC, Sept. 8, 2020 - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a $4.5-million investment in CRB Innovations, a technology company based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, to support the eco-sustainable development of the forest sector.

Biofuels offer a climate-positive solution that society cannot afford to ignore. Panu Routasalo explains how UPM is spearheading efforts to replace carbon-intensive fossil energy with plant power.