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.