Agroforestry & fast growing tree plantations

    Agroforestry systems and sustainable tree plantations with fast growing species contribute to cost efficient climate protection, multiple environmental benefits and a resource efficient, resilient agriculture.

    Lignovis has planted more than 25 million poplars, willows and other tree species in 8 EU-countries. The produced wood is utilized as renewable energy source, as raw material in the wood processing industry and to enhance soil quality.

    The trees, planted by Lignovis, have the potential to capture more than 70,000 tons of CO2 every year, and depending on the method of utilization, to either substitute fossil fuel emissions or safely lock it away.

    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 agroforestry systems and tree plantations
    • Supply of certified and high yielding planting material from own nurseries (16 varieties of poplar)
    • Establishment and management of agroforestry systems and fast growing plantations with own machinery (incl. site preparation)
    • Turnkey implementation of sustainable 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 multi-year practical experience with sourcing 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 sustainability 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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