Growers

Why growing Miscanthus?

Because Miscanthus is a low-maintenance energy crop and it delivers high annual yields with guaranteed returns for 20+ years.

Miscanthus is more suited to marginal lands and will not occupy land for economically profitable food production.

Miscanthus needs little maintenance. This energy prospect gives for rural communities’ ability to produce own biofuels and energy through local farmers or cooperatives supplying biomass to aggregated businesses for densifying and further sale or local energy utilization. It positively impacts farmers’ income and wealth creation and increases standard of living in rural communities.

It is commonly said that with Miscanthus growers can ‘work smarter not harder’. Growing this energy crop offers great security of high annual net margin, while reducing working capital and general costs.

The Miscanthus biomass market is growing at a rapid rate in EU. The market for biomass crops is increasing. Selling Miscanthus biomass on the market is easy and plant is used for many purposes. It is possible to make high-quality insulation or roof as well as one type of plastic by using this plant. Also, there are already rims, wheels and bumpers made of this plant and it is also good as a floor cloth for horses, cattle and poultry and as a raw material for industrial use of any kind. Researchers from the University of Bonn have used this plant to produce lightweight concrete. By 2050 it has a potential to meet 12 percent of energy needs in the EU.

Growing Miscanthus gives producers more flexibility in their use of land. Miscanthus requires minimum inputs and typically delivers high annual yields (currently delivering 10-20 tonnes per hectare from well-established crops) and delivers consistent returns, offering farmers and landowner’s unrivalled financial security.

Miscanthus is creating jobs in rural Croatia, as the perennial biomass crops will be grown and process locally, creating jobs and increasing business activities immediately in the areas.

If you have a question about any aspect of Miscanthus growing in Croatia, get in touch with BEECO team today.