Tag: miscanthus

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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Biofuel market doesn’t provide enough kick for Missouri miscanthus

Biofuel market doesn’t provide enough kick for Missouri miscanthus

May 3, 2017 |

In Missouri, miscanthus farmers are happy with the results they’re getting on their 3,700 acres of marginal land they’ll grow the crop on this year, in no small part thanks to the price stability offered by Renew Biomass who harvests, bales and markets the crop for them. But the market isn’t biofuel because oil prices […]

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U of Iowa contracts 800 acres for miscanthus to replace coal in energy production

U of Iowa contracts 800 acres for miscanthus to replace coal in energy production

April 25, 2017 |

In Iowa, researchers at the University of Iowa have contracted about 800 acres of land from 15 nearby farms to grow miscanthus for replacing coal in its energy supply. The university aims to eliminate coal use by 2025, using 10% miscanthus and the remainder from other biomass fuels. The project allows the university’s energy budget to […]

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Bangor University says miscanthus the way to go while other feedstocks are bad

Bangor University says miscanthus the way to go while other feedstocks are bad

March 5, 2015 |

In the UK, in a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best inefficient options for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, per hectare of land used and per £ public subsidy required. At […]

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