Miscanthus biomass from marginal and contaminated lands
The MISCOMAR+ Project General Assembly was held in Nochten, Germany, from 11 to 13 October 2022.
The meeting was attended by a representative of the project consortium: Dr Elaine Jensen, Aberystwyth University, project coordinator; Dr Andreas Kiesel, Eva Lewin and Nirvana Marting from the University of Hohenheim, Dr Marcin Siedlecki from CBI Pro-Akademia, Dr Marta Pogrzeba and Dr Jacek Krzyżak from IETU, and Uwe Kuhn and Carmen Retzela from Kuehn Innocast. During the meeting, consortium members presented the progress of work on the project under specific work packages.
Plans for the publication of research results were discussed. The meeting also provided an opportunity for a field visit to the research site of the University of Hohenheim and Kuehn Innocast, where the possibility of cultivating Miscanthus in a marginal area of an open-cast lignite mine is being investigated.
About MISCOMAR+ project:
The aim of the project is to optimize key steps in the entire value chain - from the way the plants are grown to the final use of the biomass produced. The possibilities of using biomass conversion residues in the closed-loop economy will also be determined, with particular emphasis on the recovery of heavy metals and the use of the resulting biochar.
|Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences|
|TERRAVESTA ASSURED ENERGY CROPS Ltd|
|TerrAffix Soil Solutions Ltd|
The MISCOMAR+ project is financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under the ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS program: "Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems".
More information about the project can be found on its website.