IBERS hosts Miscanthus information day for farmers

Miscanthus is a perennial carbon-negative renewable energy crop which is currently grown on around 8,000 hectares of low-grade marginal land in the UK.

In response to growing interest in Miscanthus, researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) will host a field visit and information day for farmers on Thursday 28 September 2017.

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

Aberystwyth University are developing different hybrids of Miscanthus that can be grown from seed to suit particular markets, including the construction industry.

A collaborative project by Aberystwyth University, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Terravesta is exploring the potential to use Miscanthus as a building material as a way of helping decarbonise the construction industry.

Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs Visit

Prof Paul Shaw, Lesley Griffiths AM, Dr Niall Mc Keown IBERS & Leanne Llewellyn from the Welsh Government.

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs today met Prof Paul Shaw to discuss the research conducted in IBERS on the application of state of the art genetic methods to sustainable management of fisheries.