We have the Growledge to turn land green again

The GRACE project demonstrates large-scale miscanthus and hemp production on land with low productivity, contaminated soil or which has been abandoned. The aim is to secure the supply of sustainable-produced raw materials for the growing European Bioeconomy.
In the project, ten different demonstration cases are used to show how biomass cultivation can be linked to the near-industrial-scale production of various biobased products.

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About GRACE

The Bioeconomy project GRACE is made up of a unique consortium of 22 partners from both academia and industry and also includes SME’s, farmers and an industrial cluster. These are joining forces to demonstrate three goals

  • the upscaling of miscanthus crop production
  • the production of both miscanthus and hemp on lands of low productivity, abandoned land or land with contaminated soil
  • the establishment of 10 biobased value chains at a scale of relevance to industry.

The ten value chains under consideration will be demonstrated from the production of the crop through to the final biobased product. In addition, the environmental, economic and social sustainability of each value chain will be assessed using LCSA tools. To maximize the outreach of the project, GRACE is also following a participative approach and installing an Industry Panel. The idea behind this panel is the establishment of a platform which interested companies and organizations can join, enabling them to cooperate with project partners and participate in project outcomes.

Crops

The crops assessed in the project are miscanthus and hemp, which are cultivated on low-quality and contaminated land. For miscanthus, one main focus is the demonstration of the large-scale production of seed-based hybrids. Find out more about the crops here.

Value Chains

The GRACE project demonstrates the production of various biobased products in 10 demo cases. Find out more about the biobased products and the value chains here.

Sustainability

The economic, environmental and social sustainability of each biobased product produced in the project will be assessed. Find out more about the aspects of sustainability and the tools used here.

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University of Hohenheim (340b)
GRACE project
70593 Stuttgart
Germany

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a.kiesel@uni-hohenheim.de

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+49 711 459 22379