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Industry first: Miscanthus proven to be a carbon sink in new study

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The first dedicated independent study into the Miscanthus carbon life cycle shows that the crop is net carbon negative, capturing net 0.64 tonnes of carbon (2.35 tonnes CO2e) per hectare, per year in the soil at the very least. The study substantiates the two known simultaneous carbon cycles of Miscanthus, where the above ground biomass […]

New Miscanthus finance and end-user offtake agreements assist UK decarbonisation

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In an industry first, farmers considering planting the carbon negative crop Miscanthus can now benefit from a finance package to cover virtually all upfront costs for crop establishment, as well as new direct, long-term offtake agreements with end-users, with 10–15-year index-linked annual returns. The new opportunity has been launched to help support the growing need […]

Cultivating a greener future with Miscanthus

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In a Terravesta guest blog, which first appeared on the UK Energy Research Centre, miscanthus scientist, Anita Shepherd discusses why miscanthus bioenergy production needs scaling up, what can be expected in terms of yield, carbon captured and sequestered in the soil… I model projections of bioenergy crop yield and energy, carbon capture, and environmental impacts, […]

Introducing our new customer accounts manager

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We’re pleased to welcome Mark Coleman to the Terravesta team as customer accounts manager. Mark brings a wealth of customer support experience to Terravesta, and is a key contact for our growers. Highly unflappable, and with a great sense of humour, his background is in banking and finance, and he’s gone from branch management to […]

Full Stack Web Developer wanted

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Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, is looking for a full-stack developer to join its team to help develop and grow the new Harvest Hub platform and the existing research data management system, Physis. The successful candidate will be responsible for furthering the development of these systems, including analysis and design of new workflows and features across all […]

Impressive yields for 13-year-old Miscanthus crop on drought-prone land

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North Lincolnshire arable farmers, Ambrose and Edward Fowler, have been growing their Miscanthus crop for 13 years on drought-prone unproductive land, and have seen annual yield increases with no fertiliser applied over this time. “The crop yielded 13t/ha in 2020, with no other inputs apart from very occasional use of a non-selective herbicide before the […]

Terravesta commits to Race to Zero

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Terravesta has pledged to reaching net zero by 2040 by committing to the international Race to Zero campaign. We’re passionate about sustainable farming and decarbonising our economy, and it’s also essential that our own business prioritises net zero by 2040 at the very latest. The Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership […]

Welcoming our new operations manager to the team

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Terravesta welcomes Jonathan Backhouse to the team this spring, as operations manager. Key to his role is working with new growers to get Miscanthus off to the best possible start as well as supporting them through the crop’s life. Jonathan’s background is rooted in agriculture, coming from an agri-engineering family, and he has held numerous […]

New renewable energy plant strengthens trade ties between UK and Moldova

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On 23 February, the first biomass thermal power plant, using British agri-tech, was officially opened in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. This occasion marked the start of the transition of the energy supply system from imported fossil gas to renewable energy. The newly-installed 150kW biomass thermal power plant is a project pilot. The project aims […]

New executive team to grow the Miscanthus bio-economy

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Terravesta has big ambitions to tackle the climate crisis and deliver a low carbon economy by upscaling the planting of its Miscanthus Performance Hybrids. Key to building the Miscanthus bio-economy is testing and securing enough supply of our hybrids, upscaling planting and linking the supply of these raw materials with a near-industrial scale of sustainable […]

Supporting you through Miscanthus harvest 2021

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Following on from the 2020 harvest and some of the best yields ever recorded for Miscanthus, we are all looking forward to what the 2021 harvest will yield. Thank you to all those who attended our ‘Miscanthus Growers Forum’ this month. Here we updated growers on the ‘Terravesta Harvest Hub’, our new innovative information management […]

Terravesta Harvest Hub launched

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Ahead of 2021 Miscanthus harvest, Terravesta has launched its innovative ‘Harvest Hub’ streamlined information management system to help growers to upload and access their harvest data at the click of a button. The Harvest Hub will ensure that sustainability data is captured, and in future this data will assist in grower’s carbon sequestration reporting. “It’s […]

Research shows Miscanthus stabilises flooded soils

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The low input carbon negative crop Miscanthus is hailed a robust diversification option for an arable or mixed enterprise. New research shows that it not only thrives on waterlogged land, it helps to stabilise flooded soils. Results of a study from the Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University in 2019 […]

Miscanthus was “100% the right decision” for Yorkshire farmer

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Rob Meadley, Brown and Co agricultural business consultant and East Yorkshire arable farmer, grows 12 hectares of Miscanthus on varying quality, outlying land which previously wasn’t delivering a viable return with arable crops. His Miscanthus is coming up to eight years old and after a difficult start in April 2012 where planting was followed by […]

Our chairman’s 2020 festive message

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As I write this from Tier 3 Lockdown Lincolnshire, who would have believed that after all of the drama of last year, it would be capped by something so much more dramatic this year! 2019, floods; 2020, plague; 2021, swarms? Well, let’s hope not, but who knows what lies in store? At Terravesta our collective […]

New land opportunity: 15 year crop licence backed by end-user

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Bio-energy crop specialist, Terravesta is seeking suitable land to supply dedicated biomass power stations. Guaranteed, blue chip contract Capital investment not essential Attractive and contracted, RPI linked long term returns Planting in spring 2022 and beyond Exclusive Miscanthus Hybrid, Terravesta Athena™ If you have, or know someone with appropriate land yet to be drilled, uncertain […]

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