International Association for Miscanthus and Perennial Energy Grasses (MEG) e.V.


The International Association for Miscanthus and Perennial Energy Grasses e.V. (short MEG e.V.) was founded on May 30, 2003 in Bonn. The aim of MEG e.V. is the networking of the different stakeholders in the field of perennial and grassy biomass plants. Special focus is put on the exchange between economy and science for a sustainable and cycle-oriented future. The MEG e.V. has meanwhile about 100 members (from the grower to the marketer to the industry) and this all over Europe. Become a part of this network and benefit from years of experience and knowledge of the MEG e.V. The membership fee in the association is 50 € per year.

What is actually special about miscanthus?

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Miscanthus is a perennial and fast-growing tall grass that once established, can be grown with minimal inputs, even on less favorable sites. It performs numerous ecosystem services.

The high biomass yields of 15-20 t DM/ha and year can be harvested in spring without any problems with conventional corn choppers. In the lignocellulosic biomass, up to 30 t CO₂ are bound annually.

The biomass can be used in a wide variety of ways in different utilization cascades, including as construction and material, paper and packaging, animal bedding or substrate, although energy use should only be at the very end of the cascade.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Pude

is the chairman of MEG e.V. and holds the professorship for renewable resources at the University of Bonn.

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Our Executive Board combines broad expertise and a strong network.


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