Paulownia Deest

Carbon removal via Dutch Local Paulownia forestry

  Land stored carbon    Photosynthesis
The Netherlands

Status: ONCRA Certified
Verification Number: PCB-L-001
TRL: 9
First issuance of Credits: 2023

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Paulownia, recognized for its exceptional growth rate and known as the fastest growing tree, offers
remarkable advantages. With its impressive capacity for CO2 absorption and oxygen production,
Paulownia stands as a valuable resource in supporting the pursuit of net-zero emissions and aligning
with the objectives of the European Green Deal. With Paulownia derived products we can supply in
the enourmous demand of Biobased and CO2 positive building material.

Beyond its carbon sequestration properties, Paulownia brings forth numerous benefits as a plant
resource. It efficiently absorbs nutrients from the soil, enhancing soil quality and fertility.
Additionally, Paulownia’s ability to retain moisture in the soil aids in preventing erosion and
promoting soil rejuvenation. One of the notable advantages of Paulownia is its long-term
sustainability with a lifespan ranging from 60 to 100 years. Moreover, the rapid regrowth of
Paulownia after harvesting makes it an exceptionally renewable raw material, ideal for replacing
fossil-based materials in various applications such as construction, furniture, and more.

Considering these compelling attributes, incorporating Paulownia into business practices can yield
significant advantages. Enterprises can leverage Paulownia’s CO2 absorption capabilities and its
sustainable growth rate to demonstrate a commitment to environmental sustainability. By
integrating Paulownia into diverse industries, businesses can tap into its versatile applications while
contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions. The utilization of Paulownia as a renewable
resource aligns with both ecological and business interests, providing a solid foundation for
environmentally conscious enterprises.

Video for reference of farming Paulownia

About the remover
Eric Litjens is a farmer who made the transition from fruit production to the production of local
carbon and biobased products. A few years ago Eric planted 15 hectares of Paulownia and up to this
day this is the largest Paulownia forest of the Netherlands.
Together with Paulownia Netwerk the further expansion of the Dutch market is developed to offer
farmers an alternative earning model combined with a strong focus on sustainability, ecological
advantages and the local production of biobased products.


Vendor Information

  • Store Name: Paulownia Cultures
  • Vendor: Paulownia Cultures
  • Address: Van Heemstraweg 1a
    6653 KA Deest

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG8-Decent work and economic growth
    We believe that the cultivation of diverse agroforestry systems, can revitalize our landscape and stimulate our local economy. By implementing regenerative practices, we aim to create healthy, productive ecosystems that support biodiversity, mitigate climate change, and promote soil health. 
  • SDG13- Climate Action
    Life is a beautiful, complex, optimized carbon sink. Promoting life, we use the power of nature to remove carbon from the atmosphere and put it into biomass, for human food, animal feed, and carbon removal. Not only does this create more life by creating numerous new habitats, it also buffers and recycles water, cleans the air, creates beautiful landscapes, and reduces erosion from rain and wind. It is the most cost-efficient and win-win-win-win way of storing carbon.
  • SDG 15 – Life on Land Our farm is founded on the principle of bringing life back to as much of our area as possible. We’re regenerating our local ecosystems and providing a sustainable source of food, fuel, and fiber, promoting economic and social well-being.