William Cracroft-Eley


Maximising Marginal Land with Miscanthus

About William Cracroft-Eley

William Cracroft-Eley is the chairman of Terravesta, miscanthus specialists, who manage all aspects of miscanthus supply, from crop production, through to processing and sale to end users.

Since planting miscanthus at home in 2006 and realising its excellent potential as a highly profitable and high yielding perennial crop, on marginal land, William has made it his mission to bring order and transparency to miscanthus supply.

William established Terravesta Ltd in 2012, to deliver a secure and reliable national contract-based supply chain and develop the market for miscanthus as the UK’s number one energy crop.

By securing a sustainable source of annually harvested crop from growers, Terravesta supplies whole bale power stations with Miscanthus, providing a reliable, home grown biomass fuel source for large energy providers on a long-term contract basis.

New miscanthus growers are needed to meet the increasing demand for clean alternatives to fossil fuels.

Miscanthus is a perennial energy crop that can grow to heights of up to 12 feet, producing yields of up to 15t/ha, with average returns of up to £528/ha for 20 plus years.

The crop requires minimal inputs once established as the root stock recycles nutrients back into the soil, so no nitrogen fertiliser is required. And because the crop is cut during the spring time, it won’t conflict with the arable harvest.

Terravesta provides growers with secure long term whole bale purchase contracts, advice, support and expertise throughout the growing process in order to help growers reap the best profits.

This seminar will allow you to ask questions and seriously explore the opportunity miscanthus presents.

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