Agroforestry with fast growing tree plantations - a sustainable feedstock source

    Tree plantations with fast growing species contribute to cost efficient climate protection, multiple environmental benefits and a resource efficient, profitable agriculture.

    Until 2020 Lignovis has planted roughly 25 million poplars and willows for clients and on own plantations. The produced wood is utilized as renewable energy source for heat & power as well as raw material in the wood processing industry.

    Lignovis offers the full range of services for high yielding SRF/SRC (short rotation forestry/coppice) projects and agroforestry in Europe - from consultancy to turnkey project implementation:

    • Concept and strategy for cost optimized and environmentally beneficial poplar and willow plantations
    • Supply of certified and high yielding planting material from own nurseries
    • Establishment and management of fast growing plantations with own machinery (incl. site preparation)
    • Turnkey implementation of optimized plantation projects for farmers, energy wood users & investors
    • Design and implementation of long-term sourcing strategies for bioenergy projects and the wood-consuming industry

    Based on multy year practial experience with surcing of different lignocellulosic feedstocks including a wide range of waste materials for bio-refinery projects, Lignovis offers tailor made biomass consultancy services including R&D project participation, LCA's and sustainablity concepts.

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    Short rotation coppice / short rotation forestry

    Fast growing tree plantations provide high yields at moderate input levels. Additionally, they offer various environmental advantages over annual energy crops (canola, maize, etc.) and an excellent greenhouse gas balance. Fast growing poplar and willow plantations are enabling a safe, rapid and cost-efficient production of large volumes of energy wood in proximity to the wood consuming facility.

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    Lignovis designs and implements short rotation plantation projects for farmers, investors and industrial biomass consumers in Europe. Additionally, Lignovis develops forestry investment opportunities in the USA for institutional investors on behalf of a client from the finance sector.

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    Bioenergy & sustainability

    In the EU-28, 42% of all renewable energy is based on wood (wood and other solid biofuels). eurostat Renewable Energy Statistics 2019. Due to the binding climate protection goals and the phasing out of fossil raw materials, a strong increase in wood demand is expected in the next few years. Not only for energy use, but also as a climate-friendly raw material for the construction sector and the entire bioeconomy.

    Traditional wood potentials are, however, already largely developed and utilised. Basically, there is only one domestic option to meet the growing European demand for sustainably grown wood: The utilisation of agricultural land for agroforestry and short rotation plantations.

    On top, fast growing trees come with a significantly higher climate protection potential compared to traditional energy crops, such rapeseed for biodiesel or maize for biogas.

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    Order cuttings and rods of fast growing poplar & willow varieties conveniently at our online-shop at www.lignoplant.com 

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