Project partner IBC&SB’s on a field trip to visit a SEEMLA pilot case
On September 5, IBC&SB’s – partners of the SEEMLA project – visited the pilot site in Vinnytsia region (Ukraine). The pilot site has been established last spring 2017 on the site of a former landfill of solid household waste.
The area of the pilot site measures 1.2 hectares which include 0.9 hectares of willow and 0.3 hectares of miscanthus stands. Bioenergy crops were planted in April 2017, in particular Ukrainian miscanthus variety “Osinnii Zorestsvit” and willow variety “Zbruch” were planted.
During the field trip IBC&SB’s could observe as willow survival was up 89% and Miscanthus 85%. So, despite bad weather conditions, the plants at the pilot site are in a good condition. The height of willow plants was 136 cm and diameter of shoots 10 mm, while the height of the miscanthus was 123 cm, with the number of stems 11 and diameter of stems of 8 mm.