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Bioenergy for net zero means opportunities for farmers

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Support for UK bioenergy is gathering pace. On Energy Day at COP26, the government issued a Biomass Policy Statement (BPS) which recognises the role bioenergy plays in delivering both global and UK net zero targets. It’s been issued alongside the recent biomass call for evidence to help develop policies to support the growth of the […]

Terravesta sponsors COP26 fringe event: Going negative? The role of bioenergy and net-zero

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William Cracroft-Eley, Terravesta chairman will be on the panel to present the case for Miscanthus at this in-person and live streamed COP26 fringe event. Title: Going negative? The role of bioenergy and net-zero Date and time: 11th Novemeber 8:00 – 9:30 am Location: Outside the secure zone: The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE […]

Join us at COP 26 for an REA and NFU Fringe Panel Discussion

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Our chairman, William Cracroft-Eley, will be on the panel for this discussion among other industry heavyweights (full panel to be announced shortly). Title: Delivering a Decarbonised Agriculture Sector Date and time: Nov 10th 2021, 13:30 – 15:00 Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow (15-20 minutes walk from the Main COP 26 Venue) Details: The IPCC’s […]

Miscanthus benefits farmers as nitrogen prices surge

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With nitrogen prices rocketing, farmers are looking at ways to decrease reliance on fertiliser and improve efficiencies. Miscanthus is a perennial crop that requires no fertiliser applications, because it recycles its own nutrients every year in the rhizome and it presents a sustainable, stable option in a volatile market. “The annual fertiliser demands of Miscanthus […]

Meet the team helping deliver better Miscanthus establishment

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Terravesta recently announced our BEIS funded OMENZ project, which stands for ‘Optimising Miscanthus Establishment through improved mechanisation and data capture to meet Net Zero targets’. The project is part of the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, and will help to contribute to 2050 net-zero targets. Terravesta is working with a varied team to help deliver […]

Drax and NFU partner to boost UK energy crop market

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Drax and NFU aim to support the UK’s decarbonisation goals and provide diversification opportunities for British farmers as they adapt to new UK agricultural policies. World leader in sustainable bioenergy Drax Group has teamed up with the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), to identify opportunities to scale up perennial energy crop production […]

New planting team to support more Miscanthus growing

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Terravesta has big ambitions for Miscanthus planting in the UK to help decarbonise our economy, and as demand increases, we have an expert team to support farmers to grow high-yielding, healthy crops. Our planting team will work closely with UK farmers to support them throughout the cropping lifecycle. This includes surveying fields, understanding each farm […]

Terravesta Poland established to meet demand for sustainable perennial biomass in Europe

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We’re excited to announce that we have established a new company in Poland as demand for sustainable perennial biomass grows in Europe. We have had long-term plans to open a European company, and this move will also support EU trade relationships. Terravesta Poland will eventually evolve to become Terravesta Europe, and underlines our commitment to […]

Miscanthus research gets government funding to help the UK to meet net zero

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A project to facilitate more planting of the perennial bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, has been awarded over £150,000 of funding through the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to help contribute to 2050 net zero targets. Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, has been successful in its bid to secure Phase 1 funding for its OMENZ project which stands for […]

Lincolnshire Miscanthus farm walk to showcase high-yielding Terravesta Athena crop

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Record wheat yields and added income from high-performing Miscanthus on marginal land North Lincolnshire arable farmer, Adam Bradshaw, has seen record-breaking average wheat yields of 10.3t/ha in the same year he took his poor land out of arable production and replaced it with Miscanthus and stewardship schemes. Adam will be showcasing his Miscanthus crop on […]

Join us on a Norfolk Miscanthus farm walk this October

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Norfolk farmer, Bill Lewis, will showcase his 7-year old Miscanthus crop by hosting a farm walk near King’s Lynn this October. Bill, who grows Miscanthus at Abbey Farm in East Walton, is welcoming other farmers to learn about growing the crop and how it’s worked for him on a Terravesta co-hosted farm walk. Mr Lewis […]

Win some cheese! …And contribute to the future of the Miscanthus Bioeconomy, by completing a short survey

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Dr Anita Shepherd, Supergen Bioenergy Hub Research Fellow, needs your help to contribute to valuable research on Miscanthus growing. If you complete this short survey – taking around 15 minutes – you will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a Wensleydale Creamery cheese hamper! About the research With advances in Miscanthus breeding […]

Cope Seeds adds Terravesta Athena™ to its portfolio

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In an industry first, Cope Seeds is partnering with Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, to market its rhizome hybrid Terravesta Athena™. The new opportunity has been launched to help support the growing need to decarbonise the UK economy with bio-based solutions and fits with Cope Seeds’ regenerative and organic portfolio. “We work with organic and regenerative farmers, […]

FCC Environment uses former landfill and quarry sites for energy crops

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Terravesta grower and one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management companies, FCC Environment is using its landbank to grow energy crops for biomass fuel. The company has been planting Miscanthus at several of its old landfill and quarry sites across the country that it has restored following their closure. FCC Environment recently harvested […]

Norfolk farmer plants Miscanthus for future risk reduction

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Norfolk arable farmer, Algy Garrod, has introduced a number of measures for risk reduction on his 405-hectare farm, near Fakenham, to future-proof the business. Changes include opening a farm shop, the introduction of more niche vegetable crops to supply the shop, a glamping site, and nine hectares of Miscanthus, with plans to plant more – […]

Seeing Red? Don’t fret – it means your Miscanthus crop is resilient

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We’ve had reports of some Miscanthus crops with red colouring in them, so our first port of call was to get a diagnosis from Dr Jason Kam, who outlines why it’s good news…  “In some cases, when a living Miscanthus cane is cut open, you may find red colouring inside it. This is good news […]

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