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09.03.2020
Nadine John
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First visit to Klasmann-Deilmann

District Admi­nis­tra­tor Burg­dorf visits head­quar­ters in Gees­te

In Febru­a­ry, Marc-And­re Burg­dorf, the District Admi­nis­tra­tor of the Ems­land district new­ly elec­ted last sum­mer, visi­ted Klasmann-Deilmann’s head office in Gees­te. It tur­ned out that the Ems­land district and Klasmann-Deilmann have many points of inter­sec­tion.

District Admi­nis­tra­tor Burg­dorf was par­ti­cu­lar­ly inte­rested in our pro­ject to recul­ti­va­te bog are­as with peat moss. This is par­ti­cu­lar­ly inte­res­ting for the res­to­ra­ti­on of the „Tin­ner Dose”, a natu­re reser­ve, which was severely dama­ged by fire in 2018. This natu­re reser­ve is the only lar­ge natu­ral mar­sh­land in wes­tern Lower Sax­o­ny that has not been touched indus­tri­al­ly. Fur­ther­mo­re, the­re is a com­mon inte­rest in deve­lo­ping the Ems­land for tou­rism.

The Mana­ging Direc­tors of the Klasmann-Deilmann Group Bernd Weh­ming and Moritz Böcking wel­co­med District Admi­nis­tra­tor Marc-André Burg­dorf (cent­re) tog­e­ther with Jan Köb­bing (Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Mana­ger) and Bert von Seg­gern (Pro­duc­tion & Sustai­na­bi­li­ty). The peat mos­ses in front of the Inno­va­ti­on Cen­ter in Gees­te illus­tra­te how the moss can deve­lop in a bog that is to be res­to­red.

Com­mon inte­rests

The district of Ems­land appre­cia­tes us as experts for the rena­tu­ra­ti­on of for­mer extrac­tion are­as. Today we have also intro­du­ced our­sel­ves as a pro­vi­der for acce­le­ra­ted rewet­ting of moor soils. In this way we can offer the district a real inno­va­ti­on in natu­re and cli­ma­te pro­tec­tion”, said Moritz Böcking about the dis­cus­sion with Marc-And­re Burg­dorf. „At the same time, our demand for rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als, which are beco­m­ing increa­singly important for our substrates, is gro­wing. We need green resi­du­es for com­pos­ting, we need direct access to wood for our wood fiber pro­duc­tion. We are glad that we were able to address this issue. Marc-And­re Burg­dorf has pro­mi­sed us his sup­port.”

Over­all, the Ems­land District Admi­nis­tra­tor was very plea­sed with what the com­pa­ny is doing for the regi­on, both as an employ­er and from an eco­lo­gi­cal and eco­no­mic per­spec­tive.