Increase your profitability and climate footprint with protein feed extracted from grass

The agriculture is preoccupied with sustainable production and that is the reason why agriculture is notoriously challenged by the fact that we must import soya from South America and Asia.

In cooperation with SEGES, Vestjyllands Andel, Ausumgaard, R&D Engineering & Automation has developed a plant that can extract protein of grass and thus offering Danish pig and poultry producers a climate-friendly alternative to the soya protein, which is currently imported from South America and Asia.

The plant will be the first of its kind in Denmark and will secure a new production line of sustainable and locally produced, high-end protein feed.

Besides the extraction of protein from grass, the plant also contributes to the optimisation of all processes related to the handling of grass, extraction of the protein as well as the utilisation of the by-products.
Furthermore, the factory can contribute to the production of organic biogas, by using the by-products from the production to increase the production of biogas.

The benefits of the grass protein factory

Watch the video and gain insight into the benefits of the grass protein factory

Process overview: the extraction of protein from grass

Harvest
Harvest of the grass
Carving
Carving and pressing of the grass. The processed grass is used as feed for the cattle.
Compression
Compression of the grass
Green juice
The juice is either undergoing a fermentation or heat treatment
Refining
Refining the grass
Centrifugation
Centrifugation of the treated green juice. The remaining juice, brown juice, is used for biogas production, the field or further treatment.
Protein pasta
Drying
Drying of the protein pasta
Protein powder
Feed
The protein powder is intermixed with the feed, which is primarily useful for pigs and poultry.

The advantages of grass fields

Protein from grass can increase the cattle, pig and poultry producers climate footprint significantly. However, the grass fields can also result in more sustainable and better utilisation of the areas. The advantages include:

• Minimise weeds at crop rotation without the use of pesticides.
• Helps the soil to absorb water during heavy rain
• Detain water during drought
• 4x harvest during a season of 6 month

Grass field

How grass contributes to the production of organic biogas

In addition to the extraction of protein from grass, the factory can also contribute to the production of organic biogas.

The factory uses the by-product (squeezed grass etc) to increase the production of biogas. This will ensure optimal use of the by-products from the production of organic grass protein seeing that they will be part of a recirculating and sustainable cycle. The remains of the dry material and liquid are transformed through the biogas plant into green energy. The subsequent remains are spread out on the grass fields where they once again will be a part of the recirculating cycle.

Behind the scenes of the first plant

Kristian Lundgaard-Karlshøj, the owner of Ausumgaard, tells the advantages of extracting protein from grass to organic agriculture and to sustainability.

How can we help you?

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R&D Contact Thomas
Thomas Andersen
Business Unit Director
R&D Contact Daniel
Daniel Schou Jensen
Project Director
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