Establishing poplar tree plantations for industrial use in Hungary
Using Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up modern poplar plantations in response to the increasing demand from industry for high quality raw materials
New solutions are needed for the development of poplar management and the future of its processing industry. One of the great future opportunities is the widespread dissemination of industrial plantations, which will also lead to the introduction of high-quality cultivation practices.
The beneficiary, the company Populus Hungary Ltd., received Rural Development Programme (RDP) support to set up new innovative high quality poplar plantations to respond to the increasing demand for high quality raw materials, both nationally and abroad.
Populus Hungary Ltd. established industrial poplar tree plantations on 109.18 hectares of land.
Two plantations were established in Somogyudvarhely, of 25.41 ha and 27.68 ha of land.
Two plantations were established in Berzence, of 26.14 ha and 29.95 ha of land.
70% of the production is sold to Derula Ltd., while 10% is sold to Italy and the remaining 20% is sold to Hungarian biomass power plants.