Member introduction

Wood fibres, molecules, residues and side streams are the building blocks of the future. UPM has been using them for decades to produce renewable and responsible products. We develop thinner and lighter materials, and constantly challenge ourselves by expanding into new end-user areas. We believe in a future beyond fossils.


Inspired by the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy

The bioeconomy offers new opportunities for value creation and business growth for UPM. Thanks to our global capabilities, innovativeness and strong position in the forest biomass sourcing chain, we are in a unique position in all our businesses to advance a circular economy. At the same time, we see responsibility as a requirement for long-term value creation.


Delivering renewable and responsible solutions

Our products are made of renewable raw materials and they’re recyclable. We continue to replace fossil materials in various use-cases. UPM’s sustainable and safe solutions are already changing businesses and lives around the world.


Innovating for a future beyond fossils

The bio-based forest industry is increasingly replacing fossil materials and fuels. Our innovations create value and business opportunities for an era when the world is no longer dependent on fossils.

Direct contacts

Heikki Ilvespää

Vice President, R&D


UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils

Link to presentations and news

UPM Switchboard: 358 (0) 204 15 111



This member is

  • Global large enterprise

Member's key competencies

Industry served

  • Biomaterials/biorefinery
  • Circular economy
  • Energy
  • Pulp & paper
  • Sidestreams / recycling
  • Water and wastewater


  • Application
  • Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • R&D

Products and services

  • Chemicals
  • Energy/green energy

Technologies and solutions

Separation solutions

  • Biobased separation and valorization
  • Biochemicals and bioenergy separation solutions
  • Energy/green/sustainable
  • Process optimization and efficiency solutions
  • Recycling (residues/sidestreams/waste)
  • Water and wastewater treatment and reuse

Member's place in the value chain

  • Components
  • Technology development
  • OEM
  • Technology provider
  • System integrator
  • Full plant delivery
  • EPC
  • Consumables
  • Service provider
  • Enduser/producer

Consortium partners

  • Build consortium
  • Co-ordinate the Writing process
  • Coordinator
  • Partner
  • Provide piloting site
  • Steering team participant
  • Writer

Member documents