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Sam Buckby moves to R&D manager post

20th May 2018

Sam has a pivotal role at Terravesta and will now head up Miscanthus research and development, which means he will co-ordinate the trials for new varieties coming forward and test their suitability for numerous future markets.

There is an immediate need to find viable alternatives to fossil fuels, and these new Miscanthus varieties coming forward are crucial to protecting our environment. Terravesta is confident that with these new hybrids, enough Miscanthus can be grown to fulfil the global demand, and Sam is at the forefront of this initiative.

He's been with Terravesta since 2016, managing the practical side of large-scale field trials with existing varieties and new Miscanthus hybrids.

His dedication and practical knowledge have been invaluable in assessing complex plant traits and various environmental interactions between different sites.

He's young and devoted to the cause and the new role will be a challenging post we know he is ready for. "It's fantastic to know that the work I do matters to the health of our planet. These new hybrids are being trialled in field sites all over Europe, and we will have projects running which are testing their suitability for a vast amount of markets. R&D is a fast paced and exciting area to manage, and I'm keen to get my teeth stuck in," he says.

Sam is essential in future Miscanthus breeding development, and the new post will see him head up the science operation, taking over from Michal Mos, who we are sad to see leave after years of enthusiastic and steadfast commitment.

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