Miscanthus (Elephant grass) exhibits very low nitrogen leaching
Another option for the mitigation toolbox?
Miscanthus, an Asian perennial rhizomatous grass (Fig. 1), is grown as a biofuel crop in Europe1. It’s efficient C4 photosynthetic pathway delivers very high dry matter yields.
Fonterra’s Miscanthus investigations focus on co-firing with coal in factory boilers to reduce CO2 emissions, however other environmental benefits are possible.
To trial Miscanthus under wastewater irrigation and measure nitrogen leaching losses.Click here to read the full document.