Interested in growing Miscanthus? Sign up for farm walks and tour of Brigg Power station

UK miscanthus leaders Terravesta and the NFU have joined up to provide a day of site tours on the 30th June. The event will include:

  • Scientific tour of experimental field trials of plug-planted and seed-drilled new miscanthus hybrids at Hackthorn (near Lincoln)
  • Farm walk around mature miscanthus fields at Bonby (North Lincolnshire)
  • Optional evening visit to the new 40-megawatt biomass power station at Brigg, near Scunthorpe which is fuelled by 250,000 tonnes/year of agricultural straw and miscanthus fuel.

Please register your interest on the Terravesta web site (scroll down to the orange bar: “Monthly miscanthus farm walks – book your free place now”) – you will receive directions in an automated email reply. Visitors for the power station tour (between 6pm and 7pm) must be confirmed in advance – please inform Jonathan Scurlock, NFU Chief Renewable Energy Adviser, who will add your name to the tour list.