AMINO ACIDS FROM PASTURE GRASS –

FOOD SUPPLY FOR 10 BILLION PEOPLE

The Green Refinery® biofactory extracts vegetable amino acids from renewable raw materials with the aim of solving a large part of the world’s nutritional problem. With willow and meadow grass, the biorefinery is developing a new raw material for the food, fertilizer, pet food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

The Green Refinery® biofactory extracts vegetable amino acids from renewable raw materials with the aim of solving a large part of the world’s nutritional problem. With willow and meadow grass, the biorefinery is developing 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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The Biorefinery Principle

Ecological fertilizers not economical

By the middle of the century, the world population will grow to 10 billion people. A development that is accompanied by a growing demand for food and, at best, constant cultivation areas. In order to maintain the necessary high yield per hectare on the more available agricultural land, the land must be fertilised.

Mineral fertilizer (= industrially produced, artificial fertilizer), as it is used today, is however afflicted with numerous environmental problems. Since sustainable, biological fertilizers (=naturally grown fertilizers, usually obtained from plants) can only be produced in complex, manufacture-like processes and the raw materials are often grown especially for them, they are many times more expensive than mineral fertilizers.

Due to the special raw material concept of the Green Refinery biofactory 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 those of synthetic, mineral fertilizers.

Comprehensive malnutrition in spite of

food intake to be increased greatly

But already today large parts of the population are malnourished. While in the third world nutrient deficiency is caused by malnutrition, years of malnutrition caused by industrially processed food leads to deficiency symptoms (saturated, but not nourished) in the western world as well, which are correlated with numerous diseases of civilization such as high blood pressure, depression and cancer.

In addition, a lack of supply with branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) is associated with the development of diabetes mellitus – a metabolic disease that already affected 8.9% of the German population in 2007 and which is predicted to increase sharply.

The biorefinery amino acids obtained from pasture grass provide a healthy alternative to industrial amino acids, some of which are dubious. As so-called “building blocks of life”, they form the basis for healthy foods and dietary supplements that can compensate for malnutrition. In the medium term, a cost-effective, fully-fledged nutrition complex is also to be developed to supply countries with famine.

More than 12 years of research for healthy nutrition

The Green Refinery® biorefinery was developed over a period of more than 12 years. Based on a process developed in Austria, which was tested in the pilot plant of Oö Bioraffinerie Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH until 2013, the technology, business model and products were brought to market maturity by the biofactory.

The refinery works in symbiosis with grass processing industries, such as grass-based biogas plants, which provide not only the necessary infrastructure but also large volumes of the

Owning raw materials. Only the relevant recyclable material is removed from the grass, the remaining biomass is used as usual in the biogas plant.

As a KfW-compatible waste heat concept, the biorefinery is an additional source of income without investment or additional expenditure. Biogas plants as one of the target groups become independent government subsidies and profitable for the first time. Thus, sustainable energy and sustainable nutrition are created in a closed process.

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