Energy self sufficiency
Every litre of petroleum that is burned unnecessarily is one litre to much. For a few years now we try to use as little fossil energy as possible. Now, we are run our bus and 4 tractors with plant-based oil, that we partly press by ourselves and purchase the other part. The goal is to cultivate enough plants in the future to produce the full amount of oil that is needed.
Since 2013 we have been using biomass-based heating system, for that we use wood that is left from felled trees as well as general tree and bush cuttings.
Since June 2018 our first photovoltaic system with 15 KW power production was installed that functions as an energy source for our cooling system, the oil press and the power for the house of our employees. Moreover, there is a second system installed and running on the cottage in the next street that is currently being renovated. Soo in springtime 2020 there will be a bigger system on top of our main building. This system will provide the rest of the farm with energy. Summing it up we are trying as much as we can to save as much energy as we can and live sustainable.