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UPM and ZERO push for green practices in transportation and petrochemical industry

UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation (ZERO) are together promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors.

The two companies’ work will focus on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels to enable climate change mitigation in transport.

The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free bioproducts, such as bioplastics, as an important climate solution in the packaging and labelling industries. The work shall be conducted through continuous dialogue with policy officials and decision makers to promote the transition towards a wider bio-economy.

"ZERO is a Norwegian environmental organisation that focuses on greenhouse gas reduction through promotion of new technologies enabling emission-free energy solutions without harming the environment. ZERO and UPM Biofuels share the same vision and therefore we see great value in this cooperation," said Kåre Gunnar Fløystad from ZERO.

Maiju Helin, Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels, said: “The cooperation with ZERO is a great opportunity to jointly promote sustainable low-emission solutions for the transport and petrochemical sectors, and support the transition towards both circular and bio-economy. Wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha are great examples of drop-in fuels replacing fossil fuels and significantly reducing both greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions. UPM's wood-based naphtha also works well as a feedstock for bioplastics and other biomaterials production."

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