Engineering & Automation
Grass protein factory
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
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
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.