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Cultivation tips

Paulownia

In fact, Paulownia tomentosa or P. elongata (+ clone Shang Tong)is not an extensive energy plant. Of course, you can use this tree as an energy plant, too, i.e. use it for heating, because it promises huge growth; however, there may be some far more lucrative options for using paulownia. As valuable for sport goods, such as surfboards, […]

Poplars, Willows and Robinia in the Short Term

Short-rotation planting (SRP) or energy wood of fast-growing trees (poplars, willows, and robinia) grown on garmlands or grasslands represent a valuable andnecessary alternative for biogenic raw material supply already now and, first of all, also in future. Why Short-Term Farming? The first supply difficulties due to the growing number of biomass heat plants and also small heating appliances in private sector, as well as also the growing […]

Paulownia

In fact, Paulownia tomentosa or P. elongata (+ clone Shang Tong)is not an extensive energy plant. Of course, you can use this tree as an energy plant, too, i.e. use it for heating, because it promises huge growth; however, there may be some far more lucrative options for using paulownia. As valuable for sport goods, such as surfboards, […]

Trends in cultivating extensive energy plants in 2014: Miscanthus (elephant grass) or robinia in an energy forest? (Part 1)

New energy plants season 2014 is directly on our doorstep now; however, some farmers do not know exactly yet what they want to plant. But, for Extensive Energy Planting, you should plan on a long-term basis and make decisions for more then only the upcoming season. Quite obviously, poplaris still the favorite among woods. It seems to have shaken off its bad […]

Produce Miscanthus briquettes yourselves… Get informed now!

You can use Miscanthus for many purposes. It can be used as an alternative for bark mulch in a home garden, as a part of admixtures to construction materials in industry, or as chopped materials for combustion and power generation. In view of the growing prices of heating oil and gas,the last one is a […]

Sida summer planting in Greece: Stress test – 1 very tight summer week

Sidapflanze, Sida east, Sida hermaphrodita   We conducted another, a bit unwanted stress test this week, packing sida plants. Due to unfortunate circumstances, we could not export sida to Greece as planned, and it was collected the whole working week at summer temperatures, densely packed in a box. You could see the quite astonishing result below: […]

Progress report on planting willows and poplars

Today, we would like to offer you an insight into planting that we have performed near Linz. Mr. Woisetschläger has transformed a part of his green spaces together with us into an energy area and is providing his first feedback now, 3 years after planting.   First, however, some project details: His property located at […]

Trends in cultivating extensive energy plants: Miscanthus (elephant grass) or sida? (Part 2)

For extensive energy plants to be harvested yearly, unfortunately, there is still no such a large choice, as for energy woods. But, exactly these grasses and perennials have some important advantages over energy forest crops. What they have in common, is that the crops are usually harvested very dry, far below 20% (8-15%), and you can use normal harvesters, such […]

Paulownia – The Power Represented in Plants

Paulownia also known as foxglove tree or empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa, Paulownia elongata), is not just a simple tree for decorating your home garden! It ideally suits for a timber businesses on field or arable lands and, due to its low demands on the ground, is an excellent alternative to the well-known energy crops, such […]

Paulownia – Der Blauglockenbaum, ein neuer Wunderbaum?

Paulownia – Blauglockenbaum Paulownia Blauglockenbaum – Fakten und Mythen Paulownia Blauglockenbaum in Deutschland und Österreich pflanzen – hat das Sinn? Wo kommt der Baum her und wächst er überhaupt bei uns? Was sind die beliebtesten Fakten und Mythen zum Paulownia Blauglockenbaum? Diese und andere Fragen versuchen wir im folgenden Artikel zu klären.

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