Ongoing and Concluded Research Projects


Research and development project in regard to new tree breeding methodologies and fertilization procedures with the aim of significantly increasing the yield and wood quality in forestry plantations with new, fast-growing varieties. 

Perspective: When it comes to Black Locust research, there are no other research programmes which are looking into manure and fertilizer variations  

Total Project Subsidy Amount: 798 141 000 Ft (Approx. 3,000,000 USD) 

Hungaroplant Subsidy Amount: 320 583 503 Ft (Approx. 1,200,000 USD) 

Subsidy Percentage: 85% 

Consortium leader: Hungaroplant Kft. (Silvanus Group) 

Project End Date: Ongoing 



Research and development in regard to maximizing high quality black locust honey production as well as high wood yield with the aim of propagating black locust varieties with outstanding and delayed flowering. 

Perspective: Delaying and enriching the flowering period to avoid losses in nectar yield due to inconvenient weather conditions 

Subsidy Amount: 174 616 900 Ft (Approx. 665,000 USD) 

Subsidy Percentage: 60% 

Consortium leader: Hungaroplant Kft. (Silvanus Group) 

Project End Date: Ongoing 



“The development of a seed cultivation plantation and a production methodology with high-yielding seed-bearing fast growing Turbo acacia tribal clones to produce propagating material for energy crops and afforestation projects” 

Perspective: Black Locust seed cultivation plantation is unique in its quality (the plus trees were selected based on offspring test results) with expected yield of 50M seedlings by next year. Second generation offspring tests have also commenced.  

Total Project Budget: 299 404 000 Ft (Approx. 1,140,000 USD)  

Subsidy Amount: 134 700 000 Ft (Approx. 512,559 USD) 

Subsidy Percentage: 45% 

Project End Date: End of 2014 

Consortium leader: Hungaroplant Kft. (Silvanus Group) 



Developing the new, vegetative propagation methodology for the outstandingly fast growing Black Locust ’Turbo Obelisk’ variety group as well as devising the most suitable planting model.  

Total Project Budget: 198 580 684 Ft (Approx. 786,000 USD) 

Subsidy Amount: 103 272 000 Ft (Approx. 389,165,000 USD)  

Subsidy Percentage: 60% 

Project End Date: End of 2014 

Consortium Leader: Hungaroplant Kft. (Silvanus Group) 



“Development of planting and propagating material production system with a new sifting technology significantly improving the energy balance of summer and shoulder plantations” 

Perspective: Developed specifically for short rotation wood chip production 

Subsidy Amount: 176 402 437 Ft
Subsidy Percentage: 80%
Project End Date: 2016.04.30. 

Consortium leader: Silvanus Csoport Kft. 


SOS Klíma (2008-2010)

The utilization of extremist soils with an energy plantations concept with new, fast-growing varieties (‘Turbo’ Black Locust’, White Willow ‘Express’) 

The main aim of the SOS KLÍMA project was to research the utilization of extreme dry soil conditions (limited precipitation, drought and bad soil quality) as well as very wet, flooded areas with inland water. The aim was the execution of industrial wood production plantations and short rotation energy plantations.  

Total Project Budget: 309 000 000 Ft (1,175,000 USD) 

Subsidy Amount: 102 105 000 Ft (389,000 USD)  

Subsidy Percentage:  50%
Project End Date: 2013 

Consortium leader: Silvanus Csoport Kft.  


MIKOQUAL (2007-2009)

The production of seedlings with a microhorising application (locust, oaks, hazel, conifers) followed by the microhorising of our vegetatively propagated black locust varieties (‘Turbo’ Black Locust and state recognized hazel varieties)  

Microhorised seedlings are ideal for expanding the varieties in the nursery. State recognized, certified microhorised seedlings nursed in pots represent a valuable product on the market. 

Subsidy Amount: 91 600 000 Ft (Approx. 350,000 USD) 

Subsidy Percentage:  65%
Project End Date: 2009 



QUTAOMEL (2010-2012)

Research of renewable energy with biotech- microhorising technologies and the incorporation of new varieties in energy plantations in Hungary. 

Subsidy Amount: 40 000 000 Ft (Approx. 152,000 USD) 

Subsidy Percentage:  35%
Project End Date: 2012