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UPM to commission first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery

6:32 AM MDT | June 27, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Pulp, paper, and timber company UPM (Helsinki) is completing work on the world's first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, the company says. The biorefinery will start production in the summer and will produce approximately 100,000 m.t./year of UPM's BioVerno renewable diesel, UPM says. "During the last few years we have made progress with R&D work and important investments for developing sustainable, wood-based biofuels. We are commissioning the Lappeenranta biorefinery this summer," says Sari Mannonen, director/sales...

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