Company Profile

    Lignovis designs and realises energy wood projects with fast growing trees for farmers, investors and biomass users in Europe and the USA. Our experts have multiyear experiences with raw material supply for industrial biomass off-takers and the complete short rotation plantations value chain.

    Until 2016, Lignovis experts established roughly 2,500 ha plantations – predominantly with planting material from own nurseries and own, partially self-manufactured planting technology. Additionally, Lignovis applies optimised technology for poplar and willow plantation management.

    In our German nurseries and short rotation plantations Lignovis produces certified planting material of highest quality as well as wood chips for biomass heat & power plants, pellet plants and particle board producers.

    On behalf of a German private bank Lignovis develops cooperation networks and financial modelling for timber investments in the Southeastern United States.

    Track-Record and Experience

    • Comprehensive understanding of market framework conditions of European and global bioenergy sector.
    • Pioneer and specialized actor in the European SRWC (short rotation woody crops) sector with more than 10 years experience, ~ 2,500 ha established poplar and willow plantations, own specialized technology and planting material production.
    • Profound knowledge of German and EU sustainability standards through involvement in working groups and in the development of SRWC specific certification principles of the ISCC biomass certification system.
    • Financial modelling of US forestry investment strategies as well as individual assets for institutional investors  (NPV-approach).
    • Concept development and execution strategies for forestry and plantation investments in Europe and the US.
    • Multy year experience in feedstock supply strategy development and implementation for bio-refinery projects (international biomass sourcing, including lignocellulosic waste, residues and other woody materials.

    Our belief:

    Tree plantations are the most viable option to bridge the emerging wood gap in Europe.

    At the same time fast growing trees are maximizing agricultural contribution to environmental benefits and climate protection.

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