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Green revolution from the GO-GRASS project

New video shows how Danish grass can replace soy in animal feed.

2021.02.12 | Camilla Brodam

Photo: Screenshot - Youtube

Global demand for soy as animal feed does not appear to be declining in the future.

This puts enormous pressure on natural areas and biodiversity in soybean production regions, and global transport has a negative impact on our climate.

Researchers from CBIO - Center for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University are looking for locally grown, sustainable alternatives to soy imports for animal feed as part of the European-funded project GO-GRASS.

Grass is a promising candidate.

At CBIO, there is a demonstration facility where the researchers who are part of GO-GRASS projects run a small biorefinery. Here, protein is produced from grass.

One of the goals of the GO-GRASS project is to achieve an optimization of the biorefinery process, so that in the future you can achieve a high yield and purity of protein for feeding pigs and poultry.

In addition, the researchers will work on investigating the by-products of the biorefinery process with a focus on recycling nutrients and creating bioenergy and biomaterials.

Grass protein - how does it work?

In a new video, the researchers describe how soy cultivation and imports put enormous pressure on natural areas, biodiversity and our climate, as well as how they at the CBIO demonstration station look for locally grown sustainable alternatives to livestock feed.

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Visit the GO-Grass website (https://www.go-grass.eu/denmark/) for more information.

You can follow on Twitter (@gograsseu), LinkedIn (GO-GRASS) or Instagram (@gograsseu).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 862674.