A review of the year by COO Matthias Mecking

2021 was – again – a special year. The pandemic continues to keep the world under control and the market is going crazy in all our business areas. We are experiencing supply shortages and price explosions as rarely before. What seemed normal and simple in the past few years now...

Now it’s getting serious – RED II – We are certified!

At the beginning of next year, the legal changes to power generation from biomass will take effect, affecting the entire fuel supply chain and thus us as well as our suppliers and customers. Three years ago, in December 2018, the EU member states agreed on a new version of the...

On a visit to Portugal

Recently, a few of our colleagues from the bark unit went to Portugal. There they visited some of our suppliers to discuss quality and quantities for 2022. Among other things, they were able to get a precise picture of the processing on site. They were able to get a clear...

(A)round wood

The biggest supplier is nature. Among other things, it provides us with the versatile and sustainable raw material wood. But the raw wood does not get to the various utilisation sites on its own. The Brüning Group sees itself as a “logistician” who transports the goods by ship, train and...

Market knowledge and a large network

Recently, Sara-Lisa Wallskog, responsible for Waste-to-Energy and country manager for Sweden at our location in Copenhagen, received an invitation to give a presentation at Profu, an independent consultancy that deals with energy, waste and transport issues. A good opportunity to present the Brüning Group and its portfolio, coupled with our...

Notification – We take care of it!

In the course of our internationalisation, we already installed a specialist department for notifications in 2015. These authorisation procedures, which have to be carried out for environmental reasons when importing and exporting waste wood and waste, are always supervised by our professionally experienced employees. This is because, for example, in...

Our Visit to the Pollutec

Trade Fair for Environmental and Energy Solutions from 12/10-15/10/2021 Recently, the trade fair for environmental and energy solutions took place in Lyon. The so-called Pollutec is a hybrid event with concrete solutions for new eco-models. In the course of its more than forty-year history, it has become the reference event...

Some “Spice” for the Ice

It won’t be long before the temperatures drop – freezing rain or the first flakes cover the streets with a layer of ice and snow. Those who have a stock of road salt are well advised. Once roads, paths or premises are slippery, it is often too late to order....

The Flood Disaster with its Impact on the Waste Market

The flood disaster of the summer is certainly still in the memory of most of us and will remain so for some time. Hardly anyone can imagine what exactly this means for the people there. The losses are great and it will take a long time before at least some...

Our greatest potential …

… are our employees. The Brüning Group is growing and becoming more and more international. As a result, we are increasingly looking for motivated people who want to contribute to and drive this growth forward with us. Whether apprentices or new employees, we look forward to every “personality” that enriches...

Together We Are Strong!

The North and the South – often an unequal pair with many differences. A challenge, but we appreciate the diversity and make the best of it. Already since 2014, the Brüning Group has had a location in Hallbergmoos near Munich, in addition to the locations in northern Germany, in order...

Peat and Its Alternatives

Almost everyone knows peat, but many hardly know anything about it. We would therefore like to introduce this product from our portfolio a little more closely. Peat is slowly decomposed plant material in very humid areas or bogs. More precisely, peat is a form of humus that is formed from...

Model „Full Marketing” Works

We are very pleased to report that the Brüning Group will take over the full marketing of pellets for Haas Fertigbau GmbH in Falkenberg from 1 August 2021. We only established the business relationship with Haas Fertigbau in the spring of this year and the full marketing contract was already...

A Different Kind of Road Trip…

As we all know, travelling educates. That’s probably what the people in charge thought when they came up with the idea of taking our office staff away from their desks and sending them out on the road with our drivers. The basic idea was quite simple. One employee at a...

No Worries with Full Disposal

We are very pleased to report that we have recently signed a full disposal contract with the company Bürstadt furniture from Bürstadt near Worms/Mainz. This involves the disposal of 20,000 t of wood waste per year, which we have now contracted with the Brüning Group.

New Ways – Waste from Italy to Sweden

In the course of our progressive internationalisation, we have noticed that even the waste flows are becoming more and more international. In the area of waste imports to Scandinavia, we have recently experienced extremely turbulent times. In recent years, waste imports in Scandinavia have been extremely dominated by import volumes...

Arnd Brüning at the Business and Science Network i2b

A conversation about the future of work and what we should do now A summary The world of work is in a state of upheaval. Almost every day, employees and employers are faced with new challenges. The global pandemic has shown us how much we need new ideas. This is...

Sustainability – A Long Way To Go

Sustainability is currently one of the predominant topics, also for us as Brüning Group. It is about taking responsibility and pursuing new ideas and alternatives in production and trade. This also includes installing environmental management systems, e.g. according to ISO 14001, as well as complying with various product and supply...

RED II – Lots of New Energy for Renewable Energies

Renewable energies are one of the cornerstones of the energy transition. The focus is on expanding energy production from these renewable sources in order to counteract climate change. For this purpose, the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) was adopted in 2009.

An Interview with Christoph Bahrs

Dear Christoph, please, tell us where you come from and what have you done so far? I was born in Bremen and grew up in Brinkum, where I returned after more than 20 years.

Bark or Wood Chips – The Most Important Thing is Fall Protection

Spring is approaching and it is time to spruce up the outdoor facilities. Especially where safety is concerned, particularly that of children. Soon the playgrounds will be filled with kids romping around again, and appropriate fall protection or shock-absorbing flooring will be worth its weight in gold.

To France!

Markets change. So do the conditions and requirements of the markets. Whether climate change, digitalisation or globalisation, many components require rethinking, thinking ahead – thinking outside the box. This is exactly what we do at the Brüning Group.

The Waste Paper Package is Ready

The Brüning Group launched its new unit “waste paper” on 01/01/2021. With the takeover of the company Schneider Rohstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, based in Buchholz in der Nordheide, a new product will be added to the Group’s portfolio.

Full Supply Going Digital

As already reported last year, we have concluded a contract for the full supply of the power plant of Stadtwerke Hildesheim AG and are pleased to have started supplying our customer Energiezukunft Hildesheim (EZHI). We are also pleased to emphasise that in this supply contract with wood chips, preference is...