Tag: miscanthus

Terravesta launches new video touting miscanthus as biofuel feedstock

Terravesta launches new video touting miscanthus as biofuel feedstock

August 16, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, Terravesta launched a new animation video to spread the word about building a bio-based future with Terravesta Performance Hybrids, and miscanthus grown from seed rather than the usual rhizomes, allowing it to be upscaled 200 times faster. Terravesta is reducing the world’s dependence on fossil derived fuels and products by utilizing […]

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University of Illinois researchers look to speed up Miscanthus’ breeding process

University of Illinois researchers look to speed up Miscanthus’ breeding process

July 29, 2020 |

In Illinois, in a new study, University of Illinois researchers mine the Miscanthus’ vast genomic potential in an effort to speed up the breeding process and maximize its most desirable traits. In conventional breeding, one typical approach is for researchers to grow individuals from a diverse set of populations and select those with the best […]

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Moldova to run 19 district heating systems with miscanthus-based biofuel

Moldova to run 19 district heating systems with miscanthus-based biofuel

July 26, 2020 |

In Moldova, the country will increase its energy security, employing British green technology with plans to upgrade 19 heat only boiler plants, which will run on home-grown Miscanthus biomass renewable fuel. The plants will generate 55000 MWh/year, providing thermal heat energy to 5500 flats, 110 houses, 40 businesses, 12 public kindergartens, 25 education facilities and […]

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Researchers look at corn and miscanthus energy efficiency

Researchers look at corn and miscanthus energy efficiency

June 30, 2020 |

In Illinois, in a recent study published in Frontiers in Plant Science, where researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Oxford worked with maize and the bioenergy crop Miscanthus to find that the decline in the efficiency of leaves at the bottom of the canopy was not due to their age but […]

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New land use report urges increase of bioenergy crops in the UK

New land use report urges increase of bioenergy crops in the UK

February 23, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, the UK should increase its use of bioenergy crops to deliver carbon savings, according to a new report issued by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), entitled “Land use: Policies for a net zero UK”, stating that expanding biomass crops by around 23,000 hectares each year would deliver 2MtCO2e emissions savings […]

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Clariant conducted tests on 30 tons of miscanthus as sunliquid feedstock

Clariant conducted tests on 30 tons of miscanthus as sunliquid feedstock

September 2, 2019 |

In Germany, Clariant announced that it has conducted tests on approximately 30 tons of miscanthus provided by INA, Croatia’s leading oil and gas company. The miscanthus biomass was harvested and baled at the INA demonstration site in Croatia in February this year and shipped for processing to Clariant’s pre-commercial sunliquid plant in Straubing, Germany for […]

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Terravesta inviting farmers looking to diversify income with miscanthus

Terravesta inviting farmers looking to diversify income with miscanthus

July 28, 2019 |

In the United Kingdom, miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, is inviting farmers who want to learn more about the environmental and financial benefits of miscanthus to attend a Miscanthus farm walk hosted by Terravesta and Norfolk farmer, Adam Brewer on 10 September 2019. Alex Robinson, general manager at Terravesta, says that more farmers are looking at planting […]

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New miscanthus variety launched by Terravesta

New miscanthus variety launched by Terravesta

May 12, 2019 |

In the United Kingdom, a new rhizome-based Miscanthus variety named ‘Athena’ is being launched to farmers by biomass company, Terravesta. Athena has delivered staggering results in commercial-scale trials, meaning quicker and higher returns and more than double the energy per hectare. Athena is available for 2020 spring planting and produces higher yields in year two […]

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University of Illinois researchers look at how to grow Miscanthus in cold climes

University of Illinois researchers look at how to grow Miscanthus in cold climes

January 31, 2019 |

In Illinois, for farmers, Miscanthus represents a big up-front investment. The large perennial grass must be established from vegetative pieces at great cost to farmers, but it promises a decade or more of massive biomass yields, starting in year two or three. If a cold winter happens to strike in the first year, however, all […]

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$2.5M private investment boosts Terravesta and booming miscanthus

$2.5M private investment boosts Terravesta and booming miscanthus

November 25, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, former IG Group chief executive and current Scotgold chairman Nat le Roux bought a personal stake in renewable biomass business Terravesta. Le Roux invested £2 million, or about $2.5 million, in the business, reflecting the growing importance of clean energy, and the positive prospects for the rapidly-developing miscanthus bio-economy. The investment […]

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