(UPM, Helsinki, 18 October 2012 at 14.30 EET) – UPM has been shortlisted for the PPI Awards in the categories of the Green Energy and Biofuels Award, and the Environmental Award. The shortlisting was granted to UPM for company’s UK operations and UPM Shotton paper mill in north-eastern Wales. The awards will be presented in Brussels on 12th November.
“UPM minimises its environmental footprint by focusing on the environmental performance of all company operations. We have developed innovative ways to reduce our own waste and reuse waste in new products, leading to highly sustainable use of resources. There is perhaps no better example of resource efficiency than our Shotton mill, and its ’zero waste’ strategy. Not only is the mill based on the use of recovered materials, but it aims to use every last bit of those recovered resources to produce products or energy, and to waste nothing”, says John Sanderson, Director of Environmental Market Support, UPM.
The winner of the Green Energy and Biofuels Award will have shown significant and successful progress in the area of using biomass for the creation of bioenergy and biofuels. This category will also include any 'waste to energy' initiatives. In the Environmental Award category, the winner will be the mill management and production team that has gone the extra mile and above the call of duty to implement environmental solutions.
Innovative UPM BioVerno – Biofore in action
Biofuels is a prime example of UPM’s aspiration to pursue new and innovative business opportunities, and the result of consistent R&D work.
UPM has recently announced an investment in a biorefinery producing biofuels from crude tall oil in Lappeenranta, Finland. The industrial scale investment is the first of its kind globally. UPM’s advanced biodiesel, UPM BioVerno, is an innovation which will decrease greenhouse gas emissions of transport up to 80% in comparison to fossil fuels.
For further information please contact:
John Sanderson, Director of Environmental Market Support, UPM, tel. +7 71 406 6919
Organized by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, the PPI Awards program honors leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pulp and paper industry. The PPI Awards are the only global awards dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector.
UPM, Corporate Communications
Media Desk, tel. +358 40 588 3284
UPM leads the integration of bio and forest industries into a new, sustainable and innovation-driven future. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. UPM consists of three Business Groups: Energy and pulp, Paper, and Engineered materials. The Group employs around 24,000 people and it has production plants in 17 countries. UPM's annual sales exceed EUR 10 billion. UPM's shares are listed on the Helsinki stock exchange. UPM – The Biofore Company – www.upm.com