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Good long-term prospects for miscanthus

November 6, 2012 by  
Filed under News & Business

Energy crop processor Terravesta is hosting a series of miscanthus growers’ meetings to discuss the future of the crop.Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts, share queries and benefit from professional advice on all aspects of miscanthus growing and harvesting.

Growers’ meetings scheduled to take place next month include venues at Peterborough (11 December) and Uttoxeter (13 December). They will include an overview of prospects for the UK miscanthus market.

Terravesta chairman William Cracroft-Eley said: “As a miscanthus grower myself – having first planted in the 2006/7 season – I know the value of meeting other growers and sharing information about the day-to-day of miscanthus growing.

Half-day sessions will explore 2012 miscanthus results and look at pricing for 2013. Mr Cracroft-Eley said: “We are urging existing growers and those considering planting to come along to our meetings and talk about what miscanthus can do for them – now and in the years to come.”

He added: “We’ve seen a strong 2012 and are looking forward to even further market growth in 2013 – especially given the huge potential the crop has as a biomass resource and the high demand for miscanthus in a variety of formats from power generators.”

Terravesta was keen to encourage longer-term relationships with growers, said Mr Cracroft-Eley. “We have 10-year index-linked (RPIX) contracts which offer a very attractive and guaranteed return,” he concluded.

For details, call Alex Robinson on 01522 731873 or email alexr@terravesta.com.

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