Feel good about the materials you use
Our plant-based raw materials are much more than just that.
Xano Grass™ can save our customers at least 20% in raw material costs over wood. To reduce transportation costs to customers’ facilities and minimize our carbon footprint, Hexas grows its Xano Grass™ near customers’ production locations. Xano Grass’™ low ecological demand and physical and mechanical characteristics work well in multiple applications and result in significant savings for our customers.
GOOD FOR FARMERS
We believe in our farmers. By producing Xano Grass™ and miscanthus our farmers can produce a crop they can be proud of and one that will work for them for 15-20 years without a large annual investment of time and resources and at set year-over-year pricing. We are building long-term relationships with farmers to revitalize areas that can no longer support food crops. If you are interested in producing Xano Grass™, please contact us.
EQUAL OR BETTER PERFORMANCE
Whether it is substituting for, or supplementing, wood or non-wood biomass in energy production or products, Xano Grass™ can outperform these materials in multiple applications. For example, particle boards made with wood and Xano Grass™, or Xano Grass™ alone, perform as well as wood boards. Xano Grass™ outperforms other biomass crops in bioenergy and biofuel production as a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved bioenergy crop.
GOOD FOR THE PLANET
Xano Grass™ is perennial, fast growing, yields 20-35 dry tons of biomass per acre year-over-year, is highly pest resistant, grows in different climates and soil types, tolerates drought, and requires less land that almost all other dedicated biomass crops for production. Our Xano Grass™ sequesters substantial carbon both above and below ground and is a nitrogen fixer. Hexas can grow our Xano Grass™ in most soil types, including on high salinity, marginal, and contaminated land.
RELIABLE, LONG-TERM PRODUCTION
A single Xano Grass™ or miscanthus rhizome can produce stalks for 15-20 years. We plant it once and leave it with minimal maintenance and no tilling after establishment. This leaves the carbon sequestered by Xano Grass™ in the soil.
good for the soil, good for the earth
Xano Grass™ can be used for bioremediation to remove chemicals and heavy metals from soil. It is a nitrogen fixer and adds nutrients to depleted soil so that it can be used for food production or return to its native state.