The new boiler will use 350,000 tonnes of combined biomass and site-derived residues as its primary fuel.

The new power plant – due to be commissioned in early 2009 – is expected to continue to reduce UPM‘s carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes a year.

The company has reduced its CO2 emissions by 25% in the last 10 years by investing in biofuel-base energy generation and in energy efficiency.

Recent investments have been in a new boiler plant at Shotton mill in the UK and power plants at Rauma mill in Finland and Chapelle Darblay mill in France.