It's becoming known as the “green oil” of the 21st century. Miscanthus Giganteus (MG)
is an economically & technically feasible, and environmentally efficient lignocellulosic crop. Successful expansion of the bioeconomy is limited by the availability of affordable, sustainable, high-performance feedstock. The MG is used for:
- Combustion for electricity and heat production in either biomass-dedicated plants or by being co-fired in more traditional coal plants.
- Conversion to liquid fuels. In the cellulosic fuel process, MG is a stable, and cost-effective feedstock.
- Paper, cellulosic fiber production, and fiber-based materials (sustainable pulp and packaging)
- Construction – incorporation in the manufacture of high or medium-density fiberboard (HDF/MDF), isolation materials, or bio-concrete production
- Chemical applications like renewable plastics and additives, in place of petroleum-based ingredients
- Animal bedding and much more