Blog: Bioenergy from miscanthus

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University of Aberdeen School of Biol. Sciences blog:

I model projections of bioenergy crop yield and energy, carbon capture, and environmental impacts, and in the last year myself and Astley Hastings have published three papers on Miscanthus x giganteus as a bioenergy crop. What I have discovered is that in England miscanthus is a robust bioenergy crop against weather events, it sequesters soil carbon on low grade agricultural land, and has a ready market of small power stations to use it, yet its further development as bioenergy feedstock relies on breeding new cultivars to increase yields and cropping area.

 

 

Period19 Feb 2021

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