A scientific field visit – Hackthorn Estate (Lincoln) with Aberysthwyth and NFU

There has been substantial progress in the research as well as the commercial sectors for Miscanthus. Following on from our successful Miscanthus Safari and Symposium in November 2014 we have teamed up with NFU and Terravesta Ltd., our partners in GIANT LINK to organise an opportunity for you to see developments from our Miscanthus breeding programme on commercial farms and the market created by the new Brigg biomass power-station in Lincolnshire.

 

We would be delighted if you could join us for this milestone in the growing biomass energy market in the UK.

 

Programme…

1145 Meet at 53.331637°; -0.469951° for the field visit (on Hackthorn Estate, Lincoln).

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Experimental hybrid plantings using a range of innovative methods. There is room for parking at field site (‘herring bone style’ to the side of the track).

1330 Talk from NFU Vice President Guy Smith over a Sandwich Lunch

1400 Depart for Bonby site for farm walk of established M. x giganteus field

1630 Afternoon tea at Bonby

1800 Brigg Power Station Visit.

 

To register your place…

http://www.terravesta.com/

Scroll down to the orange strip entitle ‘Monthly Farm Walks’… and select the ‘A scientific field visit’ to book a place.

As the Powerstation has limited numbers, Jonathan

Scurlock (jonathan.scurlock@nfu.org.uk) needs an e-mail from you to say you’d like to join this part.

 

Delegates attending will include scientists, growers who are interested in future technology, industry, machinery manufacturers, government policy makers, and the research council.

 

See

http://www.nfuonline.com/cross-sector/farm-business/energy-and-renewables/energy-and-renewables-news/from-seed-to-power-plant-the-maturing-miscanthus-market/

Kind regards

 

Prof. John Clifton-Brown (leader of the Miscanthus breeding programme at Aberystwyth)

 

 

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