GM stands for genetically modified. So, GM crops are plants grown for food whose genes have been altered using genetic engineering. In some cases, the genes of other organisms have been inserted into the genome of the crop plant to improve it in some way.
Bioenergy Europe's third video of a series of four dedicated to #bioenergy feedstock coming from #agriculture, both perennial energy crops and agricultural residues.
In this video we focus on the potential of miscanthus as a perennial dedicated energy crop. Thanks to this crop's unique characteristics, miscanthus can be grown on degraded land and
can mitigate soil erosion. These environmental benefits, and the little maintenance required (no fertilizers needed and harvest once a year) makes of miscanthus a fascinating crop deserving more attention and investment.
With around 20% of the bioenergy feedstock coming from agriculture, both dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues can be utilised to produce #heat, #electricity and #biofuels. Agricultural #biomass represents an important and sustainable energy source although its potential remains largely untapped. Agricultural biomass is key to achieve Europe’s long-term decarbonisation objectives.
Get our factsheet on Agrobiomass here: http://bit.ly/ABECfactsheet
Special thanks to
Emmanuel de Maupeou, NovaBiom
Lorenzo Avello, Planeta Renewables
Aricia Evlard, ValBiom
Sergii Chabannyi, BEECO
New C-Land Interreg Project
Footages of miscanthus fields kindly provided by NovaBiom & Bio Eco Energy Company (BEECO)