A house built with fibers from roadside grass. Sustainable, cheap energy from roadside grass. More sustainable and cheaper verge management. Science fiction? Wish dream?
In the European subsidized project GRASSIFICATION, research institutions, landscape managers and companies are investigating to what extent an economically profitable business case can be developed for these and other applications. Over a period of three years, 23 partners (including observer partners) from the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium will jointly examine the entire process from verge management to end product through a multidimensional approach to maximize the value of verge grass into valuable end products. For example, the project partners want to stimulate a new, land-based circular economy based on roadside grass.
Budget: € 4.4 million, of which € 2.5 million is European aid