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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.

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ALFAwetlands

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ALFAwetlands
Name [EN]:
ALFAwetlands
Description [EN]:

The project aims to improve the geospatial knowledge base on wetlands and assess such pathways to their restoration that involve a co-creation process. The project also provides information and indicators for sustainability to maximise climate change mitigation, biodiversity and other benefits. More...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2022
Site types [EN]:
Wet meadow
Usage [EN]:
Others

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MoKKa - Moorklimaschutz durch Kapazitätsaufbau [DE]

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MoKKa - Moorklimaschutz durch Kapazitätsaufbau [DE]
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MoKKa - Moorklimaschutz durch Kapazitätsaufbau [DE]
Description [EN]:

The MoKKa project is dedicated to stakeholder-based capacity building for peatland climate protection in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and across Germany. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2022
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy, Raw material

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WIR! - Plant³ [DE]

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WIR! - Plant³ [DE]
Name [EN]:
WIR! - Plant³ [DE]
Description [EN]:

Buffalo farming, integrating water buffalo into paludiculture value chains and plant-based bioeconomy.
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Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2022
Site types [EN]:
Wet meadow
Usage [EN]:
Others

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Paludi MV [DE]

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Paludi MV [DE]
Name [EN]:
Paludi MV [DE]
Description [EN]:

Demonstrating exemplary solutions for the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and for peat conservation in cultivated peat soils. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2021
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Paludi-Tiny House [DE]

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Paludi-Tiny House [DE]
Name [EN]:
Paludi-Tiny House [DE]
Description [EN]:

The Paludi-Tiny Hause was built using reed for the roof and cattail as insulation in the walls as an example of construction using paludiculture products. The tiny house toured northern Germany for two weeks in 2021. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Bulrush, Reed, Construction material
Projecttype [EN]:
Best practice example
Projectstart [EN]:
2021
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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PRINCESS [EN]

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PRINCESS [EN]
Name [EN]:
PRINCESS [EN]
Description [EN]:

Peat Rewetting Innovation New Creation Elaboration Solution Soil. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat formation
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2021
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Others

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TyphaSubstrat [DE]

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TyphaSubstrat [DE]
Name [EN]:
TyphaSubstrat [DE]
Description [EN]:

Harvesting and utilization of cattail biomass as an alternative substrate raw material in growing media for vegetable production. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Bulrush, Vegetable growing
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2021
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Applied cultivation of cattail [DE]

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Applied cultivation of cattail [DE]
Name [EN]:
Applied cultivation of cattail [DE]
Description [EN]:

After the planning and approval processes, area preparation, and planting was completed, the project area "Teichweide" became available for further testing and as a demonstration area for interested visitors. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Cattails, Pludiculture
Projecttype [EN]:
Best practice example
Projectstart [EN]:
2019
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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DESIRE [EN]

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DESIRE [EN]
Name [EN]:
DESIRE [EN]
Description [EN]:

Development of sustainable peatland management by restoration and paludiculture for nutrient retention in the Neman river catchment. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2019
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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MoKli [DE]

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MoKli [DE]
Name [EN]:
MoKli [DE]
Description [EN]:

Developing economically and ecologically viable strategies for climate-friendly peatland utilization in five model regions together with the relevant stakeholders. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Construction material
Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2019
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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OptiMOOS [DE]

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OptiMOOS [DE]
Name [EN]:
OptiMOOS [DE]
Description [EN]:

Joint research project „Optimizing Sphagnum farming: water management, climate impact, biodiversity & product development“. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat substitute
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2019
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Paludi-PRIMA [DE]

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Paludi-PRIMA [DE]
Name [EN]:
Paludi-PRIMA [DE]
Description [EN]:

Putting Paludiculture into Practice: Integration – Management – Cultivation. Bringing paludiculture into practice on lowland moorland sites. The project includes basic research, practical cultivation on approx. 8 hectares and the development of recommendations for farmers, authorities and politicians. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Construction material, Peat rewetting
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2019
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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BOnaMoor [DE]

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BOnaMoor [DE]
Name [EN]:
BOnaMoor [DE]
Description [EN]:

Based on the thermal utilization of biomass from wet peatlands, the project aimed to optimize and further develop the cultivation of energy crops on lowland peatland sites. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Energy source, Fuel
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2018
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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KLIBB [DE]

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KLIBB [DE]
Name [EN]:
KLIBB [DE]
Description [EN]:

Development of nature conservation guidelines for managing fen soils for climate protection and promotion of biodiversity. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2018
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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MORGEN [DE]

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MORGEN [DE]
Name [EN]:
MORGEN [DE]
Description [EN]:

The project aimed to demonstrate exemplary implementation of paludiculture in the Greifswald area. The project involved all actors who had an influence on the use and water level on fen sites and biomass utilization. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2018
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Vorpommern Connect [DE]

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Vorpommern Connect [DE]
Name [EN]:
Vorpommern Connect [DE]
Description [EN]:

Vorpommern Connect (VoCo) aimed to improve the urban-rural relationship between the region of Vorpommern and the city of Greifswald, reduce conflicts and explore development potential. Within the project, one work package addressed the use of fens. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2018
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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CLEARANCE [EN]

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CLEARANCE [EN]
Name [EN]:
CLEARANCE [EN]
Description [EN]:

Circular economy approach to river pollution by agricultural nutrients with use of carbon-storing ecosystems more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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MOOSzucht [DE]

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MOOSzucht [DE]
Name [EN]:
MOOSzucht [DE]
Description [EN]:

Breeding and mass propagation of peat moss through Sphagnum farming to create a sustainable supply of renewable raw material for horticultural growing media. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat substitute
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Paludiculture Plants in a Paludarium [DE]

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Paludiculture Plants in a Paludarium [DE]
Name [EN]:
Paludiculture Plants in a Paludarium [DE]
Description [EN]:

With the support of the North German Foundation for Environment and Development (NUE), potential paludiculture plants were added to the Botanic Garden's paludarium. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Remember [DE]

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Remember [DE]
Name [EN]:
Remember [DE]
Description [EN]:

Studying the role of emergent macrophytes in biogenic load reduction in water ecosystems. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Bog, Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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REPEAT [EN]

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REPEAT [EN]
Name [EN]:
REPEAT [EN]
Description [EN]:

REstoration and prognosis of PEAT formation in fens - linking diversity in plant functional traits to soil biological and biogeochemical processes. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat formation, Rewetting, Biogeochemistry
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Others

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Specialized Strategy Paludiculture MV [DE]

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Specialized Strategy Paludiculture MV [DE]
Name [EN]:
Specialized Strategy Paludiculture MV [DE]
Description [EN]:

In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a specialized strategy for the implementation of paludiculture was developed in 2016/2017. An interdisciplinary working group from nature conservation and agriculture, among others, discussed and accompanied the development process. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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WETSCAPES [EN]

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WETSCAPES [EN]
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WETSCAPES [EN]
Description [EN]:

Collaborative research of the Universities of Greifswald and Rostock on turnover processes at peatlands and coastal sites. Peatlands and coastal sites are characterizing elements of landscapes and land usage in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat rewetting, Peat formation
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2017
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Others

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Guesthouse Kamp [DE]

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Guesthouse Kamp [DE]
Name [EN]:
Guesthouse Kamp [DE]
Description [EN]:

In the small harbor town of Kamp, an attractive tourist destination in the middle of rewetted fens in the lower Peene valley east of Anklam, Aldert van Weeren is renovating an old building with renewable building materials from the region. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Insulation, Construction material
Projecttype [EN]:
Best practice example
Projectstart [EN]:
2016
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Land (up) lift (Land auf Schwung) [DE]

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Land (up) lift (Land auf Schwung) [DE]
Name [EN]:
Land (up) lift (Land auf Schwung) [DE]
Description [EN]:

Project to support the establishment of paludiculture in Vorpommern-Rügen. The development of utilization structures for biomass from rewetted areas will be used to generate heat. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Pilot projects
Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2016
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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MOOSWEIT [DE]

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MOOSWEIT [DE]
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MOOSWEIT [DE]
Description [EN]:

Cultivation and harvesting of peat mosses for climate-friendly peatland development, advanced development of the production process on raised bog grassland, and accompanying research of a complete cultivation rotation on an industrial scale. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat substitute
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2016
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Sundew Cultivation [DE]

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Sundew Cultivation [DE]
Name [EN]:
Sundew Cultivation [DE]
Description [EN]:

Research on the cultivation of round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.) as a medicinal plant on rewetted raised bog grassland in Germany, with special consideration of co-use in peat moss cultivation. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Drosera, Medicine, Sundew, Cultivation
Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2016
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Others

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CINDERELLA [EN]

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CINDERELLA [EN]
Name [EN]:
CINDERELLA [EN]
Description [EN]:

Comparative analysis, integration and exemplary implementation of climate smart land use practices on organic soils: progressing paludicultures after centuries of peatland destruction and neglect. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Consultation
Projectstart [EN]:
2015
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Biomass Heating Plant Malchin [DE]

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Biomass Heating Plant Malchin [DE]
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Biomass Heating Plant Malchin [DE]
Description [EN]:

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...

Keywords [EN]:
Fuel
Projecttype [EN]:
Best practice example
Projectstart [EN]:
2014
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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Paludi-Pellets-Projekt [DE]

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Paludi-Pellets-Projekt [DE]
Name [EN]:
Paludi-Pellets-Projekt [DE]
Description [EN]:

The Paludi-Pellets-Project aimed at making wet biomass from wet lands a dry energy resource. The project investigated how to transform sedges, reed and canary grass into pellets and briquettes and how to use these most efficiently. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Pellets, Fuel
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2013
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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MoorZukunft – Energy for Western Pomerania [DE]

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MoorZukunft – Energy for Western Pomerania [DE]
Name [EN]:
MoorZukunft – Energy for Western Pomerania [DE]
Description [EN]:

Connecting producers of paludi-biomass and consumers for local heat generation or use of paludi products in the energy and construction industries. Establishment of pilot projects for cultivation, processing and utilization. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Pilot projects
Projecttype [EN]:
Implementation
Projectstart [EN]:
2012
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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MOOSGRÜN [DE]

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MOOSGRÜN [DE]
Name [EN]:
MOOSGRÜN [DE]
Description [EN]:

Field trial on Sphagnum farming on formerly used raised bogs. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2010
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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PROSUGA [DE]

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PROSUGA [DE]
Name [EN]:
PROSUGA [DE]
Description [EN]:

Sphagnum as growing medium for market gardening. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2010
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Vorpommern Initiative Paludikultur (VIP) [DE]

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Vorpommern Initiative Paludikultur (VIP) [DE]
Name [EN]:
Vorpommern Initiative Paludikultur (VIP) [DE]
Description [EN]:

Further development of the wet management of peatlands in Western Pomerania. VIP investigated, among other things, economic and ecological aspects of paludiculture, new building materials from reeds and exemplary citizen participation. more ...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2010
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Assessment methods climate impact (GEST approach) [DE]

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Assessment methods climate impact (GEST approach) [DE]
Name [EN]:
Assessment methods climate impact (GEST approach) [DE]
Description [EN]:

The meta-analysis of relevant literature identified so-called greenhouse gas emission stand types. It mapped the emission behavior of climate-relevant gases by reference to the vegetation form in peatlands. Download the final report here (german).

Keywords [EN]:
Meta-analysis, Assessment methods climate impact GEST, Greenhouse gas emissions
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2008
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Others

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Utilization of fen soils [DE]

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Utilization of fen soils [DE]
Name [EN]:
Utilization of fen soils [DE]
Description [EN]:

Numerous parameters (water balance, mineralization, nature conservation, Greenhouse gas emissions, economic efficiency) of sustainable fen utilization were investigated. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2008
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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Energy Biomass from Fens (ENIM) [DE]

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Energy Biomass from Fens (ENIM) [DE]
Name [EN]:
Energy Biomass from Fens (ENIM) [DE]
Description [EN]:

The ENIM project investigated the feasible utilization of biomass from fen sites that have fallen out of use or are only in maintenance use. This biomass had so far remained unused but could be utilized for energy. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Energy source, Fuel
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2007
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Energy

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MOOSFARM [DE]

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MOOSFARM [DE]
Name [EN]:
MOOSFARM [DE]
Description [EN]:

MOOSFARM tested Sphagnum farming on floating vegetation carriers on flooded peat extraction sites and sand pits in Lower Saxony, and on opencast mining lakes in Brandenburg. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat substitute
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2007
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Sphagnum farming Georgia [DE]

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Sphagnum farming Georgia [DE]
Name [EN]:
Sphagnum farming Georgia [DE]
Description [EN]:

Potential for Sphagnum farming in the Colchis, Georgia. more...

Keywords [EN]:
Peat substitute
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2007
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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TORFMOOS [DE]

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TORFMOOS [DE]
Name [EN]:
TORFMOOS [DE]
Description [EN]:

Pilot project on peat moss (Sphagnum) cultivation. The establishment of artificially placed peat mosses on formerly cut raised bogs and influences on the growth conditions were investigated. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2004
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Alder Afforestation on Fens (ALNUS) [DE]

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Alder Afforestation on Fens (ALNUS) [DE]
Name [EN]:
Alder Afforestation on Fens (ALNUS) [DE]
Description [EN]:

Alder (Alnus glutinosa) provides high-quality wood from wet sites. Its potential to combine an environmentally friendly use of wet sites with the production of a quality forestry product has not yet been fully exploited. more ...

Keywords [EN]:
Valuable wood, Forest
Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2002
Site types [EN]:
Fen
Usage [EN]:
Raw material

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Literature review [DE]

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Literature review [DE]
Name [EN]:
Literature review [DE]
Description [EN]:

Sphagnum as renewable raw material. more...

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
2001
Site types [EN]:
Bog
Usage [EN]:
Substrate/Peat substitute

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Wet Horizons

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Wet Horizons
Name [EN]:
Wet Horizons
Description [EN]:

The Wet Horizons European Project will provide the critical impetus to improve wetland restoration by contributing to the expansion of wetland knowledge and developing sound tools and approaches for the rapid implementation of large-scale restoration actions. More....

Projecttype [EN]:
Research
Projectstart [EN]:
0
Site types [EN]:
Wet meadow
Usage [EN]:
Others

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