Miscanthus Giganteus: the crop of the future
Obviously, this is only partly justified because Miscanthus Giganteus does not solve all worldly problems. However, it can contribute to the climate crisis. Miscanthus Giganteus is popularly referred to as Elephant Grass. Kratiste has been processing and growing Elephant Grass for several years now. The crop has major advantages:
- Elephant grass absorbs 20-30 tons of CO2 per hectare. This is about four times as much as a European forest). The CO2 is converted into solid fiber by photosynthesis . After which it is suitable for processing in the Kratiste climbing poles and support poles .
- Its low moisture content (9-16%) makes it suitable for processing without drying or chemical processing.
- No pesticides are needed for growth. Thanks to the height of the crop then weeds stop growing over time. The crop also sheds its leaves before the winter. This falls to the ground and serves as a natural ground cover against weeds.
- Rainwater is sufficient for the growth of the crop. So no irrigation is needed.
Unique Structure With Miscanthus Giganteus (Elephant Grass)
Tens of percents of Miscanthus Giganteus are used for the products of the Kratiste climbing sticks and support sticks. This process is patented. Thanks to the use of the fibers, compostability improves and less PLA has to be used for production. Kratiste believes in using as many local and traceable raw materials as possible. The blockchain on which the raw materials passport of the products becomes visible is currently in full development. This serves the purpose of fully mapping the raw materials, so that a sustainable product can be guaranteed.
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