Agriculture Diversification Scheme Nurturing Novel Crops and Biomass Enterprises in Wales
December 20, 2023
AFBI. Miscanthus Giganteus

In a bid to encourage agricultural innovation and diversification, the Agriculture Diversification Scheme in Wales is currently open for applications until 12th January 2024.

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Connect Issue #4
December 12, 2023

Issue #4 of our Connect Newsletter is now available. The Connect Newsletters contain updates of project activities, details of the latest events, and news from across the wider biomass industry.

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Bird Surveys on Biomass Plantations
December 11, 2023

We have produced two short films looking at birds in and around willow and Miscanthus crops in Devon and Somerset. The films feature ornithologist and wildlife detective Ed Drewitt (along with BC team member Kevin Lindegaard of Crops for Energy)…

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Biomass Connect Hub Site Updates – November 2023
December 07, 2023
IBERS. The Miscanthus hybrids in the variety trial are now beginning to senesce.

With Winter on its way, growth has all but stopped at the hub sites. So, rather than have an individual update for each Hub Site we have a quick round-up below along with some photos. Starting in the North and working our way south.

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Biomass Connect Takes the stage with Biomass Crops and Products Display
December 06, 2023

Biomass Connect, participated in the prestigious Royal Welsh Winter Fair on November 27th and 28th, a flagship event for the Welsh land-based sector. As one of Europe’s premier prime stock shows, the Winter Fair attracts audiences from across the region for two days of competitions, exhibitions, and displays.

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Farming Innovation Programme – Research Starter Round 4 Briefing Event
November 28, 2023

Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of a £850,000 Farming Innovation Programme fund for projects to improve productivity, sustainability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

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Biomass Connect Hub Site Updates – October 2023
November 17, 2023
Biomass Connect Hub Site Updates

Biomass Connect has now collated the October 2023 updates from our Hub Sites. In general, growth is slowing as we move into autumn and many of the trees are beginning […]

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Hub Site Update – NIAB Headley Hall – October 2023
November 14, 2023
Miscanthus Giganteus at Headley Hall, October 2023

October 2023 – Hub Site Update The IBERS team visited Headley Hall on October 24th to carry out establishment counts/phenotyping of the 2023 Miscanthus variety trial and also carried out […]

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Hub Site Update – SRUC Ayrshire – October 2023
Rust on alder

October 2023 – Hub Site Update The SRUC Auchincruive Estate hub site in Ayrshire experienced a very wet, windy, and cold October Operational processes undertaken All plots have been strimmed […]

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Hub Site Update – SRUC Edinburgh – October 2023
Sida at SRUC Boghall, October 2023

October 2023 – Hub Site Update The SRUC Edinburgh site was very wet, windy, and cold in October. There was a mild start to the month but it turned cold […]

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