19. February 2018
Inefficient energetic use of wood, agricultural and forestry residues as well as manure has a strong environmental impact. In addition, there are also chemical substances which are harmful to our environment and should not be available endlessly. A sustainable biomass-based production of energy can be a solution.
With mechanically dewatered bio-based products, such as wood waste, grass or leaves bio-energy can be generated for covering a considerable part of an independent decentral energy supply – an important contribution to climate protection. Besides biogenic residues and waste also liquid and solid residues of the oil production can be used for gaining bio-energy.
The soya plant originating from East Asia provides valuable proteins and essential amino acids. Thus, soya is an important basis for energy-rich animal feed. This explains the increasing demand and justifies the rise in soybean production from 24 to 230 million tons between 1960 and 2009 as reported by the environmental organisation WWF.
Moreover, rapeseed and sunflower seed become more and more important. In recent years the quantity of rapeseed meal for livestock feeding has amounted to 4.0 million tons – a new record in Germany. Considering the high protein and energy content also sunflower seed is no less important as source of protein for animal feed.
When processing rice, the outer brown layer of rice grain is polished – leaving the well-known white rice grain and rice bran as secondary raw material. Quite important – rice bran contains anti-oxidants and valuable nutrients such as proteins, vitamin B and E as well as the essential omega fatty acids. The oil content is between 15 – 25 %, an optimal prerequisite for a high oil yield. The produced press cake can be manufactured to valuable animal feed where the divers nutritional values take effect. Rice bran – an innovative solution which has already convinced our customers in Japan, Thailand and Brazil.
World’s population is constantly growing. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, global consumption of fish and meat will increase by about 70 percent until 2050. As resources are running short, research has been looking already for a long time for new sources of protein. The best-known meanwhile is soya, the latest is the high-quality protein from fly larvae.
Larvae of “Hermetia illucens” – also known as black soldier fly – are particularly rich in proteins. Great benefit of fly protein: Big quantities of protein can be produced on smallest space and the protein content is multiples higher than from other sources.
Be it Acai berries, Chia seed or Matcha – super food in this country is main feature for healthy connoisseurs. Perilla, however, still is an insider’s tip for many Germans.
Japanese and Koreans, however, use the leaves of the Perilla plant – also called Shiso – already since long for cultivated seasoning. And Perilla oil is pressed from the seeds of the green-leaved species, which is rich in valuable and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
High quality meat is a result of high quality animal feed: Animal feed is part of the food chain, therefore it is crucial and doubly important what farmers feed to their animals. Oil press cake, as generated for example when pressing soya seed, today is a component of healthy compound food for farm animals. Producing a high-quality soya seed press cake, however, needs a lot of energy, very high temperatures and high vapour pressure.
An immense, challenging and cost intensive effort.