Projects & best practice examples
At the University of Greifswald several research projects are focusing on the sustainable use of degraded peatland sites. The projects aim for the replacement of destructive forms of land use on peat soils such as maize cultivation, grassland use and peat mining with peat conservation and sustainable cultivation of adapted plants under wet conditions.
Further projects investigate fundamental traits as hydrological, biological or geochemical charateristics of wet and drained peat soils.
Biomass Heating Plant Malchin [DE]
Since June 2014, a biomass combustion plant in the town of Malchin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been supplying 543 households, a kindergarten, two schools and office buildings with heat. The fuel for the heating plant comes from fen grassland. more...