24 November 1995

And Dutch housing miscanthus-based

MISCANTHUS could find a use in the construction industry if a project underway in the Netherlands proves successful.

The aim is to grow sufficient of the woody grass to use as a raw material for constructing 20 modular housing units. Part of the programme includes a search for a more effective multiplication process than vegetative propagation. Pilot and production plants for forming the miscanthus-based building materials are being constructed.