Supergen Bioenergy Hub Novel Crops and Forestry Species Workshop hosted at BiFOR FACE Facility

Supergen Bioenergy Hub were delighted to hold the Novel Crops and Forestry Species Workshop jointly together with the team at the The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research on 11 May.

A range of stakeholders including growers, end-users, researchers and government representatives attended the event starting with a tour of the BiFOR FACE facility followed by presentations from growers on a range of novel crops, and interactive workshop session looking at the current knowledge, challenges and gaps of novel crops and forestry species in the UK.

The presentations given by a range of experts on current novel crops across the UK and Hungary are available to download below:

Alan Gay, IBERS, Aberystwyth University – Hemp presentation

Elaine Jensen, IBERS, Aberystwyth University – Reed Canary Grass presentation

Mike Cooper, Miscanthus Nursery – Novel Grasses presentation

Marton Nemeth, Silvanus Forestry – Black Locust presentation

Tim Wood, Newtone – Cup plant presentation

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event. The outputs from the presentation are being collated into a workshop report that will be available to download via our website.



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