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Championing miscanthus at the CLA breakfast

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Speaking at the CLA breakfast, held at the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday 21st June, was our chairman, William Cracroft-Eley.

Farmers and landowners in the eastern counties wanting to maximise returns from marginal land were be presented with the case for considering miscanthus, an energy crop that’s seeing unprecedented interest form UK growers.

William spoke about our work with miscanthus growers across the UK, offering complete grow and buy back contracts, to produce and process sustainable fuel for power generation.

“More miscanthus planting in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties is needed due to increased market demand,” said William.

“A profitable, low-maintenance crop that’s both reliable and sustainable, miscanthus can deliver yields of 15 tonnes per hectare once established,” he said.

Terravesta is at the forefront of miscanthus research, expanding markets and is currently working on making the crop more efficient, getting more energy per hectare and developing new varieties to enable miscanthus to be grown from seed.