miscanthus harvesting© Tim Scrivener
Attractive 10-year contracts are now on offer to grow biomass crop miscanthus and could provide a viable option for growers looking to rid problem fields of blackgrass. Growing miscanthus fell out of favour after a collapse in demand for biomass and a lack of infrastructure for processing the crop, giving way to the rise of other renewable energy sources such as anaerobic digestion (AD) fed by crops such as forage maize. However, demand for biomass used in commercial and domestic […]