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How to fight Climate Change?

Plant Arundo and Harvest Biomass for Renewable Energy

 

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How to fight Climate Change?

Plant Arundo and Harvest Biomass for Renewable Energy

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7+1 reasons why you should plant Arundo today!

Products & Technology

Our micropropagation technology is based on sustainable embryogenetic and somatogenetic tissue culture.

After years of research and development, we have 19 varieties of Arundo donax suitable for almost all climates and a range of ecological conditions.

We deliver Bare Root and Soil Ball Arundo plantlets that are genetically stable, high quality and virus free.

Soil Ball Arundo Plantlets

Soil-ball plantlet’s height is between 15-20cm and they come separated in plastic trays. It has a densely-netted root network within the soil-ball. Acclimatised in greenhouse nurseries, they are ready for planting.

Bare Root Arundo Plantlets

The bare root plantlet’s height is 5-10 cm, single or in small groups, virus free, genetically stable, vigorous, homogenous seedling, that requires 1,5-2 months of acclimatisation in greenhouse nursery before plantation.

Why choose Arundo?

Here are some reasons why you should use Arundo for biomass production.

High biomass yield

Competitive growth rate of 50-80 dry tons per ha per year

Reliable energy source

Energy content of 18 MJ / kg  is identical to hard wood

Low cost & low maintenance

Durable perennial crop with a lifespan of 20-25 years

Non-Invasive crop

It has no fertile seeds nor aggressively growing root system

No biohazard risks

The propagation material is virus, pests and pathogen free

Bioremediation abilities

Cures contaminated soil, prevents erosion & nutrient exploitation

What You Get

  • Less biogas production cost compared to corn 50% 50%
  • More biogas yield compared to corn 50% 50%
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A crop that is suitable for cultivation on marginal lands compared to food crops – solving the biomass dilemma

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Cellulose content that allows for 10x more litres per hectare bioethanol output

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No investment needed on annual soil preparation and repurchasing of the plantlet

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You can utilise regular agro-technology for planting and harvesting

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No need for chemical treatment as it outgrows weeds and has no known diseases or pesticides

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Closed loop carbon cycle – it sequesters more carbon than what it emits during the processing period

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