Terravesta is a leading miscanthus supply chain specialist, producing sustainable energy from marginal land.
Miscanthus is a sustainable renewable energy crop and it grows on unproductive land, which means it doesn’t compete with vital food production.
The Lincolnshire based company delivers a complete miscanthus supply chain solution for producers of the crop and works with over 250 UK growers, to service a number of sustainable end markets, including heat and power generation - both small and large scale.
Lending its expertise in everything from propagation, planting, growing, harvesting, and plant breeding, at the heart of Terravesta’s mission is continued investment into crop research and development, to meet a rising UK and international demand for miscanthus and grow ever-increasing markets for it.
The company has invested substantially in plant breeding science and is on track to develop commercial miscanthus hybrids that can be grown from seed to suit different destinations. The ‘Miscanthus Upscaling Technology’ (MUST) project, that is in its mature stages of development, has brought together highly influential organisations such as US Biotechnology company Ceres, DEFRA, Assured Energy Crops, E.ON and plant breeding scientists from Aberystwyth University, to develop miscanthus hybrids that will be commercially available to grow from seed by as soon as 2019.
Terravesta is pleased to have sponsored the county AGM at Hackthorn Estate, this May, which included a tour of miscanthus fields, and a chance to speak to William Cracroft-Eley, chairman of Terravesta and Hackthorn estate owner.
To find out more about Terravesta visit: www.terravesta.com