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Humans cultivate about five billion hectares of arable and pasture land. A humus build-up of just one percentage point on these areas could remove 500 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere … Global CO2 emissions could be brought to pre-industrial levels in about 50 years.
The book "The Humus Revolution"
General information about Miscanthus

Miscanthus - renewable raw material with a future


  • German name: Riesenwüchsiges Chinagras
  • Species: Miscanthus
  • Botanical: Miscanthus x giganteus (Greef et Deuter)
  • Family: Poaceae (Sweet grass) C4 plant
  • Home: East Asia (Japan, Korea, China)
  • Growth habit: clump grass, 2-6 m high
  • Cultivation: up to 800 m above sea level, medium, humus soils
  • Precipitation: 450-1000 mm/a, Frost: empirically down to minus 25 °C
  • Propagation: root cuttings or plants
  • Harvest volumes: 7-23t/ha (dried)
  • Time of harvest: after wintering, March-April
  • Components: Lignin cellulose, short fiber, pith, silicon
  • Utilization: Industrial raw material, fuel, building material, bedding, mulch covering material
  • Ecosystem service: Humus formation, protection against soil erosion, groundwater protection, retreat areas for wild animals, biodiversity of the fauna

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Information about Miscanthus and industry

Miscanthus - a sustainable raw material for the industry

Demand from the areas of industrial recycling is increasing significantly. This is due to the wide variety of ingredients (lignin, cellulose, silicon, etc.) but also to the high yields per unit area under extensive cultivation.

  • Industrial raw material

    Industrial raw material

    On a quantity scale of 1-20 t, we offer adjusted preliminary products made of Miscanthus for industrial trials or pre-series. These can be raw materials such as field chaff in different cutting...

  • Mulch cover and soil substrates

    Mulch cover

    Because of its pH neutrality, Miscanthus is very well suited as an alternative to bark mulch. Since our Miscanthus is free of any spray residues and other chemical substances, it can be used in...

  • Animal bedding

    Animal bedding

    The particular veterinary benefits and the cost saving potential of Miscanthus as animal bedding are undisputed and well documented. Many years of successful cooperation with renowned husbandry and...

  • Building materials

    Building materials

    As a natural raw material and fiber material, Miscanthus is predestined for use in building materials and applications. Our clientele ranges from the "house self-builders", who produce clay bricks...

Basically, it is always the connections with people that give life its value.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Information about Miscanthus and research

Research - on biodegradable materials and industrial plants

Since the planting of our first Miscanthus area in 2008 (where we have done almost everything wrong that can go wrong, despite expensive advisory "experts"), it has not only been through "learning-by-doing" and "trial-and- Error ”but also a certain degree of expertise was created through collaboration with scientists, researchers, exotic species etc.