UPM sets its sights on Rotterdam for new biorefinery

27 January 2022
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The Finnish company UPM has selected Rotterdam as the desired location for constructing a new bio-refinery. This was announced by UPM when the company presented its annual figures. UPM wants to increase its production capacity and has recently been exploring two possible sites where it can achieve this ambition. UPM is now focusing fully on Rotterdam to develop its plans.

Maasvlakte 2 from the air
Photo: Dick Sellenraad

Companies that produce renewable fuels, such as UPM, basing their operations here is perfectly consistent with the Port Authority's strategy to make the port of Rotterdam and its industry cluster more sustainable. A site has been reserved for UPM at Maasvlakte 2.

Further decisions are not expected before the end of the year, as stated by UPM in its press release.