AMINO ACIDS FROM WEIDEGRAS -

FOOD SUPPLEMENT FOR 10 BILLION PEOPLE

The Green Refinery® biofactory recovers plant amino acids from renewable raw materials with the aim of solving a large part of the nutrition problem of our earth. With pasture and meadow grass, the biorefinery opens up a new raw material for the food, fertilizer, pet food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

The Green Refinery® biofactory recovers plant amino acids from renewable raw materials with the aim of solving a large part of the nutrition problem of our earth. With pasture and meadow grass, the biorefinery opens up a new raw material for the food, fertilizer, pet food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

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Amino acids from pasture grass

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Ecological fertilizers not economical

By the middle of the century, the world's population will grow to 10 billion people. A development that goes hand in hand with a growing need for food in the case of at best constant cultivated areas. In order to maintain the necessary high yield per hectare on the more available agricultural land, the areas must be fertilized.

However, mineral fertilizer (man-made, artificial manure), as it is used today, is fraught with numerous environmental problems. Since sustainable, organic fertilizers (= naturally grown, usually from plant-derived fertilizer) can be produced so far only in elaborate, manufactory-like processes and the raw materials are often grown specifically for it, they are many times more expensive than mineral fertilizer.

Due to the special raw material concept of the Biofabrik Green Refinery and the high degree of automation, the production costs for biological fertilizers can be significantly reduced. In the medium term, fertilizers from renewable raw materials can be offered at prices comparable to synthetic, mineral fertilizers.

Nationwide malnutrition despite large increase in food quantity

But already today large parts of the population are malnourished. While malnutrition is the result of malnutrition in the third world, years of malnutrition due to processed foods in the Western world also lead to deficiencies (saturated but not nourished), which are correlated with numerous lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, depression and cancer.

A lack of supply of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) is also associated with the development of diabetes mellitus - a metabolic disease that already affected 2007 8,9% of the German population in the year and which is predicted to increase strongly.

The amino acids of the biorefinery obtained from grazing grass produce a healthy alternative to industrially produced amino acids, some of them questionable. As so-called "building blocks of life" form the basis for healthy foods and dietary supplements that can compensate for malnutrition. In the medium term, a cost-effective, fully-fledged nutritional complex for the care of countries with famine is also to emerge.

More than 12 years of research for healthy nutrition

The biorefinery of Biofabrik Green Refinery® has been developed over a period of more than 12 years. Based on a process developed in Austria, which was tested until 2013 in the pilot plant of Oö Biorefinery Research and Development GmbH, the technology, business model and products of the biofactory were brought to market maturity.

The refinery works in symbiosis with grass-processing industries, such as grass-based biogas plants, which in addition to the necessary infrastructure also have large quantities of the raw material. Only the relevant material is extracted from the grass, the remaining biomass is recycled as usual in the biogas plant.

As a KfW-compatible waste heat concept, the biorefinery forms an additional source of revenue without any investment or extra effort. Biogas plants as one of the target groups are independent of state subsidies and for the first time independently profitable. This creates sustainable energy and sustainable nutrition in a closed process.

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