At our customers’ service
We offer our customers and suppliers maximum reliability, professionality and transparency while meeting sustainability criteria. Our focus in these activities is on each of our business partners’ specific requirements, and we are a key factor in helping them achieve their goals. We have a particularly good track record in long-term cooperative relationships.
More energy from sustainable resources
Among the binding targets for participating nations set by the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive is that, by the year 2020, at least 20% of final energy consumption shall be from renewable sources.
In response to this, demand for alternative energy sources is expected to grow considerably, and we see this as creating momentum for our business model. With renewable resources and biomass from Latvia and Lithuania, we are contributing towards sustainable development in these countries.
- satisfy requirements under the EU Directive;
- are an eco-friendly energy source from sustainably managed sources;
- decrease CO2 emissions by reducing the use of fossil energy sources;
- are a competitive product derived from domestic resources;
- create employment (both directly and indirectly) in rural regions.
Additionally, Klasmann-Deilmann Bioenergy SIA is undergoing the certification process for the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP), in which guidelines are laid down on compliance with environmental, economic and social criteria in biomass production. Membership of this scheme will confirm the sustainability of the biomass sold by Klasmann-Deilmann. This certification is an important factor for customers both in and outside the Baltic region.
Our BIOENERGY business unit
Our involvement in the energy sector is a result of fundamental considerations, some 10 years ago, on our organisation’s long-term strategic development. Given that we have expertise in managing large expanses of land and in utilising biomass, we identified the renewable energy and resources segment as an appropriate additional line of business.
In 2008 we set up a sales company in Lithuania called UAB Klasmann-Deilmann Bioenergy, which meant we were soon able to enter the Baltic market for renewable energy and resources. Since 2010, we have been pursuing extensive short-rotation coppice (SRC) projects in the Baltic countries. This region is especially well placed for the production and sale of these alternative resources and forms of energy: demand for biomass as an energy source is increasing here, and the economic environment is considerally more favourable to sustainable energy policies than in Germany.
Alongside woodchips from SRC, fuel peat still plays a part in the regional energy mix. The use of both these energy sources is of great importance to Lithuania and Estonia, enabling these countries to maximise the proportion of domestic resources used in generating heat and power, and in this way to make them independent of gas, oil and coal supplies from abroad.
Three Latvia-based firms – among the leading domestic suppliers of biomass – have belonged to the Klasmann-Deilmann Group since 2016. As trading companies, they have long-standing associations with the major woodchip producers and with key customers in the heat and energy production segments in both Latvia and Sweden. In 2017, these three enterprises were amalgamated to form Klasmann-Deilmann Bioenergy SIA. The new company is based in Riga, and we also operate branches in Jelgava, Liepāja and Zilaiskalns.