About Salix Energy
The main activity is the cultivation of energy willow for biomass production. The end product is wood chips from energy willow plantations that can be used to produce both heat and electricity.
Company’s first plantation was established in 2010 and in 2014 the first industrial crop was harvested. SALIX energy is the first company in Ukraine that started to export wood chips from energy plantations for customers in Poland and for the solid-fuel boilers in Ukraine. In 2014 in cooperation with the company «Avanti Development» has built three biofuel boilers that allowed completely abandon the use of gas for heating in s.m.t. Ivanychi. As of 2015 the company planted about 1,700 hectares of energy plantations and is one of the largest businesses in this kind of activity in Europe.
The company cooperates and maintains contacts with major players and research centers in the world: Rothamsted Research (England), Salix Energi (Sweden), Nyvraa Bioeneegy (Denmark), Institute of Bioenergy Crops and Sugar Beet NAAS (Ukraine) and others.
Today the company has a production base area of over 5 hectares and a full set of own equipment, which allows providing the full range of services for growing energy crops: preparatory works, field planting, management, harvesting.
Years of Experience
Agro-Energy Company Mission
Leading European experts and consultants
Since its inception, the management of Agro-Energy Company «SALIX energy» pays significant attention to the development of relations with the scientific and expert circles of Europe and Ukraine.
Active networking with experts from different European countries, namely Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, and the UK allows raising our professional level, investigating into the matter and implementing European experience.
Development and Strategy
The development of Agro-energy Company «SALIX energy» takes place under the prepared and approved strategy. According to its objectives set for the medium term up to 2015, it is expected to establish industrial plantations of energy willow (salix) in the areas of 1,800-2,000 ha and long-term contacts for the supply of biomass for domestic and European consumers of biofuels amounting to 35-40 thousand tons per year. The achievement of such indicators should transform «SALIX energy» into the leading player in the domestic market of biofuels from biomass.
In the long term, it is expected to increase energy willow plantations and create a vertically integrated company – agro-energy holding which will include the plant for production of fuel pellets from own eco-friendly biomass and power plant for generation of heat and electricity from own solid biofuels.