The crop that captures profit and carbon
Why grow Miscanthus Giganteus?
Perennial - plant once
No annual establishment costs
Low annual harvest costs
Qualifies for BPS
Allocate to non food land
Multiple end uses
Uses standard farm equipment
Reduces annual workload
Advice is always available
Carbon Capture in soil
Non-invasive sterile hybrid
Who are we?
Miscanthus Nursery Ltd, (MNL), is a UK based, Grower Cooperative operated by its members who understand the importance of Miscanthus Giganteus in both supporting action on climate change and environmental Agriculture.
We have a dedicated team within this group who have over 20 years’ experience, knowledge and skills in all aspects of growing and nurturing this fundamental green energy crop.
Providing Opportunities for Landowners
With a proportion of our members having many years of experience in farming, we are acutely aware of the need to provide a stable income from land.
A perennial crop that is weather resistant, easy to maintain, and has multiple end uses takes away the traditional pain of knowing what to grow.
Supporting work on Climate Change
The Climate Change Committee in its latest Land Use Report (January 2020) has made supportive statements with regard to biomass.
Bioenergy Crops. Expanding the growing of energy crops by around 23,000 hectares each year would deliver 2 MtCO2e emissions savings in the land sector and an extra 11 MtCO2e from the harvested biomass (e.g. when used with *CCS)
*CCS - Carbon Capture & Storage
What is Miscanthus Giganteus?
Miscanthus Giganteus, commonly known as Elephant Grass, is a sterile hybrid of Miscanthus sinensis and Miscanthus sacchariflorus.It is a non-invasive, perennial 2nd generation Bio-energy crop that grows up to 3 metres tall. It is established from a Rhizome and harvested annually to produce sustainable biodegradable Biomass for Renewable Fuels, Animal Bedding and Composites.
It is an organic crop that benefits from ‘dirty water’ and will happily grow on land susceptible to flooding.
It intensifies Biodiversity by providing a safe habitat for wildlife and reduces our over reliance on woodland.
It can be grown on marginal land which compliments traditional food production.
Taken from data collected, our own records prove the crop lasts for 20 years plus without the need to re-plant, this is vital in maintaining soil stability and facilitating the long-term sequestration (carbon capture) and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) or other forms of carbon to mitigate or defer global warming.
What do we do?
Miscanthus Nursery Ltd provide some of the best advice in Europe about Miscanthus Giganteus rhizome supply, planting, harvesting, facilitating small or large community projects, developing direct heat supply contracts and all other information on this significant and multipurpose crop.
We currently supply both wholesale and retail Customers with Rhizome stock to establish long term sustainable organic Bio-energy Biomass crops that support the creation of a circular economy.
We are an initial turnkey operation for those starting out on Miscanthus Biomass production for own use or for long term contract biofuel supply.
A Year With Miscanthus Giganteus
Watch the Miscanthus year from planting to harvesting in the first year of full crop.
Carbon is sequestered by the soil on average of 1 tonne per hectare in the soil.
The cane is 48% carbon (4.8 tonnes to the hectare @ 10 tonne yield) and can be used for energy for carbon neutral solutions or locked up in other products such as construction materials.
The Elephant Grass Harvest
Watch Miscanthus being harvested in Somerset. This crop, sent to power stations, provides us with fully renewable electricity helping to ensure that potential fossil fuels remain undisturbed; in the ground.
Contact Us Now
Miscanthus rhizomes for sale
We always have high quality miscanthus rhizomes for sale ready for planting in the Spring.
Reserve your stock today!
Advice on planting, agronomy and harvesting
We also provide you with the best advice in Europe about rhizome supply, planting, harvesting of the crop.
Renewable heating and energy
Information on Miscanthus (Elephant Grass) Fuel for Renewable Heat is readily available.
For a friendly, no obligation chat, call or email Mike Cooper today.