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Sustainable nutrition for 10 billion people.
According to current estimates, around 10 billion people will live on Earth by the middle of the century. At the same time, the per capita consumption of food will continue to rise due to the rising standard of living in emerging markets. For this reason, we need to make optimal and sustainable use of the constant areas of land available for cultivation.
The biorefinery uses pasture grass and meadow grass as a completely undervalued raw material for the food and chemical industries. In addition to rare, vegan and freely available amino acids, valuable natural minerals and carboxylic acids necessary for many applications are produced – produced in the European Union and free of genetically modified material.
While the food industry is thus offered a healthy alternative to the amino acids often produced from animal residues, the chemical industry can produce products from renewable raw materials for which finite fossil raw materials were previously necessary – in addition to biological fertilizers, for example, biodegradable plastics, vegan cosmetics and herbal medicines.
Seven years of research for healthy nutrition
Already since 2006 a team around Dr. Horst Steinmüller has been researching with in Switzerland and Austria to the foundations of biorefinery. From 2009 in cooperation and from 2013 under the management of the Biofabrik, the technology was transferred to series production, the first locations were developed, the business model and marketable products were developed.
The refinery works in symbiosis with grass processing industries such as biogas plants, which have the necessary infrastructure as well as large quantities of the raw material. Only the relevant recyclable material is removed from the grass, the remaining biomass is used as usual in the biogas plant.
Biogas plants generate an additional source of income without investment or additional expenditure, which makes them independent of government subsidies and profitable for the first time in their own right. The biorefinery is therefore seen as a possible contribution to the rescue of the ailing biogas industry, which, thanks to this technology, could move away from maize monocultures and towards healthy pasture grass.
Join us on our way
The biorefinery has the potential to change our predominantly economically motivated agriculture towards sustainable agriculture and to provide millions of people with healthy food. In addition to pasture grass, we will also develop other, previously untapped sources of raw materials for this purpose in the future.
Economies of scale and continuous process improvements will create a sustainable, biological alternative to fossil fertilizers. In addition, we want to develop a nutrient complex that can be dispensed in third world countries to meet the daily needs of school children in particular for essential amino acids and minerals. and I’ll cover for you.
More than 100 locations in Germany have already been contracted. With the expansion to unsilicate grass species and other protein-containing residues, the technology can provide new sources of income, jobs and prosperity at any location in the world in the future.
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