Poltava state agrarian Academy began to grow miscanthus giganteus for the manufacture of fuel briquettes.
On the research plot, which was planted with imported from Germany, the seedlings, watching the teachers and students of the University, reports of Ltava.
As the candidate of agricultural Sciences, associate Professor of plant breeding, seed and genetics, PGAA Maxim Kulik, the Academy grows miscanthus on small plantations. "The plants are finished growing season, fairly tall, has many stems, - says the scientist. The yield is not demanding to soil moisture and temperature perennial grasses can reach 35 tons/ha".
Besides miscanthus cleans the soil from contamination and, according to Maxim Kulik, scientists of the Academy are starting to learn this useful function of the plant.
In the Poltava agrarian Academy scientists are working on technologies of the cultivation of energy crops in the region. So far, the University has only methodological developments and theoretical insights. What will be the result of energy conservation is still unknown, says Ilona Rozhko, competitor of a scientific degree of doctor of philosophy under the direction of Maxim Kulik selekcioniruut energy crops. "It will be something Grand - is confident the young specialist. – In addition, miscanthus is not only energy efficient, but does not exhaust the soil".
According to the head of the laboratory of renewable energy, PGA Vladimir Kalinichenko, Ukraine has a huge potential for vireswarananda energy crops, reports Energy Life.
"We need only planting material: overseas is quite expensive, and domestic yet, - explains the expert. We need around 3 years to get enough material for culture on an industrial scale".
It is noteworthy that for research, the Academy uses solar panels with a capacity of approximately 300 watts. Solar collectors every day, heat about one ton of water for veterinary clinics and dormitories.
In Poltava miscanthus grows Veselopodilsky research and breeding station and some farms.