Growers Wanted for Defra Miscanthus Biodiversity Study
March 23, 2023
The UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) and Fera are looking for Miscanthus growers who are willing to take part in a Defra Biodiversity project. Defra wants to see […]
Media from the IBERS Demo Event
March 22, 2023
We’ve just published various items of media from the recent Biomass Connect Demo Event at the IBERS, Aberystwyth Hub Site. Here’s a quick round-up for those of you who couldn’t […]
IBERS Demo Event
March 08, 2023
The recent Biomass Connect demo event at the IBERS hub site was well received. The weather put on quite a show with glorious sunshine and calm conditions that were perfect for the harvesting demos and informal discussions on one of our trial fields. The event was well attended and everyone seemed to have a good time and found it useful. We enjoyed connecting with interested parties from a wide range of backgrounds too.
Cutting the Willow Guard Rows at Easton College
March 02, 2023
On 22 Feb we took our Claas Jaguar to Easton College to cut all the guard rows in a willow variety trial. These are the plants that remain after the yield areas have been cut out for yield analysis. In addition to being a part of the crop management, it also acted as a demonstration for the Agricultural Engineering & Arboriculture students at Easton College.
Meet the Speakers at next week’s IBERS Demo Event
March 01, 2023
The first Biomass Connect Demo Event “Biomass harvesting and willow varieties” at our IBERS, Aberystwyth Hub Site is fast approaching, so here’s your chance to meet the speakers. William Macalpine, […]
Connect Issue 2
February 22, 2023
Originally, we were planning to produce the Connect newsletter twice a year, but there’s so much going on that we have decided to increase it to a quarterly publication. […]
Biomass Connect on the BBC
February 21, 2023
BBC Three Counties Radio speak to Steve Hunt, Operations Manager at the BGI Chesham Hub Site and William MacAlpine from Rothamsted Research about the Biomass Connect project. Listen to the […]
SRC Willow for Environmental Protection and Wastewater Management
February 20, 2023
As part of the Biomass Connect Launch Event at the recent Low Carbon Agriculture show, Chris Johnston of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) gave a fascinating talk on the use of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) Willow for environmental protections and wastewater management.
Biomass Connect’s Project Manager Jeanette Whitaker Speaking at the Low Carbon Agriculture Show
February 20, 2023
As part of our launch event at the recent Low Carbon Agriculture show Jeanette Whittaker of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the Project Manager of Biomass Connect gave a presentation outlining the project and telling a packed audience what to expect in the years to come.