Roland Louwsma – LouwSon Energy
“Of course we are happy to supply new installations, but a revised used installation is often also excellent. It involves considerable investments and we look at what best suits the grower, his vision for the future and his company.”
Dependence on external energy supply causes instability. It is important that growers and growers gain control over their own energy supply and thus become resilient to rising energy prices and own CO2 production can be very attractive.” says managing director Roland Louwsma. Louwson Energy will therefore present a selection of affordable CHPs during HortiContact. The company’s portfolio includes leading brands such as MAN, Liebherr and Scania, ranging from 100kW to 1MW+ engines. The engines have an average payback period of two years. The range consists of both new and used engines, with lease options also available. “Of course we are happy to supply new installations, but a revised used installation is often also excellent. It involves considerable investments and we look at what best suits the grower, his vision for the future and his company,” says Louwsma.
Maintain flexibility towards growers and respond to new developments
The Dutch LouwSon Energy supplies gas engines, gas generator sets and SCR systems for the horticulture, agriculture, biogas, LNG and gasification sector, has its own office in the UK and is also very active in Germany. Where it is involved in major biogas projects, among other things. The company continues to grow, but for Louwsma it is crucial to maintain flexibility. “We can now always find a good affordable solution for growers and growers. In addition, we also want to be able to respond quickly to new developments. We are focusing on the future and are now also very active in the field of syngas and hydrogen, for example,” says Louwsma.
Dutch greenhouse horticulture will continue to set an example for the rest of the world in the future
Louwsma studied HTS automotive technology and started LouwSon Energy in 2017 after having worked for more than 10 years as a developer and project supervisor of electronic control and monitoring systems for industrial gas engines. Greenhouse horticulture has been one of Louwsma’s focus areas from the start: “It’s a wonderful market. Dutch growers and breeders are leaders in the efficient production of food. With our innovative strength, we can succeed in making good use of residual flows and closing the mineral cycle. The current situation is once again leading to accelerated innovation. We can continue to set an example for the rest of the world by producing both intensively and sustainably.”
LouwSon Energy can be found during HortiContact 2022 at stand M141