Miscanthus is a plant that is being used increasingly throughout the world as a purpose-grown bioenergy crop and other uses in farming such as animal bedding and for shelter.
Miscanthus New Zealand was established in 2010 with the intention of developing a Miscanthus industry in New Zealand. It was started by Peter Brown, who came from a forestry background and is familiar with growing commercially useful plants that produce cellulosic material.
We are a business that is actively working to further develop the Miscanthus industry in New Zealand. There is no other company in New Zealand offering Miscanthus rhizomes, plantlets and expertise. The opportunity exists for innovative landowners, farmers and growers to begin establishing this versatile crop. It can benefit them financially and also help make New Zealand more energy efficient. At the same time, there is an investment opportunity for forward-thinking industrial plant owners to look to the future to fuel their businesses with a truly renewable fuel.
We are active in developing the plants and the techniques for growing in New Zealand and are continuing researching various alternative end uses. There are a variety of end uses to which harvested Miscanthus can be used and the number of these is increasing as people become more aware of this unique product.
We are working with Lincoln University, together with a team of supporting organisations and are achieving results that are world first and which will transform the economics of growing and using Miscanthus in New Zealand.
We offer plant sales (rhizomes & plantlets) as well as harvested product, processed to suit the customer’s requirements. We also give great customer service to growers, farmers and feedstock users who wish to partner with a professional team who has experience of growing Miscanthus in New Zealand.