2. The ultimate green ride
The Biofore Concept Car was the first CIIE exhibit to clear Chinese customs and will be showcased in the Finnish National Pavilion.
Designed by UPM, a leader in Finland's green forestry industry, and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Biofore features a unique use of renewable biomaterials in the auto industry.
For example, the floor of the passenger compartment, the central console, and display panel cover are made from a thermoformable wood material, and a number of other parts (including the front mask, side skirts and dashboard) are made from a durable biocomposite by injection molding or an extrusion process.
The car is fueled by a wood-based renewable diesel.