In addition we want to make an increasing use of renewable energy. In this context the new biomass plant in Lochem came on stream in 2019. The plant can supply virtually all the energy needed by the Lochem mill to produce steam, used to press feed into pellets. The biomass plant enables us to save around 1.7 million cubic metres of natural gas a year. It was an absolute precondition for us that the plant should be fuelled solely by local waste wood. This is supplied by the cooperative Coöperatie Streekhout Achterhoek.