Sustainable food production for a growing world population
The world’s population is growing and needs double the amount of food and energy as early as 2050. We face the challenge of using raw materials more efficiently and closing cycles. Feed manufacturers and livestock farmers want to produce more sustainably with less use of South American soy, feed, energy and farmland and with lower nitrogen emissions.
Sustainable Alternative to South American Soy
Most of all agricultural areas are suitable exclusively for the cultivation of grasses, while only ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats can digest grass as food. Grassa makes grass and vegetable residues suitable as a valuable food source for pigs, chickens and other single-stomached animals. Protein concentrate from grass and vegetable residues is a good, sustainable and regional alternative to South American soy.
Future-oriented agriculture through biorefining
By using high-quality proteins from the raw fibers, dairy farmers are able to feed more purposefully. As a result, nitrogen in manure and ammonia emissions (-15% to -30%) decreases and methane (-15%). Biorefining of grass and vegetable residues produces a higher yield of animal protein per hectare. Agricultural land is being better used. By producing animal feed regionally, cycles close and transport decreases drastically. Biorefining of grass and vegetable residues also offers farmers opportunities for new income.
100% Valuable components without residual flows
Grassa’s biorefinery technique processes grass and vegetable residues 100% into valuable components. There’s no waste. Grassa’s biorefining takes place on site or near the source so that transport is minimized. Grassa wants to enter the market for human nutrition in the future.