Terravesta Times
Back to News

Norfolk farmer plants Miscanthus for future risk reduction

News Article

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

News Article

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 […]

Life in the green lane: What it takes to build a thriving Miscanthus bio-economy

News Article

Demand for Miscanthus has grown rapidly in recent years. We catch up with Alex Robinson, Terravesta’s chief operating officer, to find out what it takes to build a forward-thinking revolutionary farming business with big ambitions… Starting with the big picture, what would you say is Terravesta’s core objective? Our core ambition is to reduce the […]

Record wheat yields and added income from high-performing Miscanthus on marginal land

News Article

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. “We decided to plant Terravesta AthenaTM Miscanthus on the poorly performing land and not only has it delivered an average […]

GRACE update: Miscanthus fibre for the automotive industry

News Article

Our research and development team attended the annual GRACE summit this month, where project partners updated on advances in the bio-economy, with some interesting new uses discussed, including panels for the automotive industry made from Miscanthus. What is GRACE? GRACE stands for “GRowing Advanced industrial Crops on marginal lands for biorEfineries”. It’s a cross-European project […]

Aberystwyth University to lead on greenhouse gas removal research with major grant

News Article

Scientists at Aberystwyth University will play a leading role in a major government-funded drive to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. As part of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) investment of £30 million over four-and-a-half years, researchers at Aberystwyth’s Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) will lead a consortium of partners to […]

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

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

In a Terravesta guest blog, which first appeared on the UK Energy Research Centre, Miscanthus scientist, Dr 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 […]

Introducing our new customer accounts manager

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

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

News Article

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 […]

Show More
BACK TO TOP
agriculture
Harvest Hub