Biorefining ensiled grass into inventive feed products (INNOFEED) aims at establishment of new type of biorefineries by showing why and how ensiled grass should be biorefined into a variety of inventive feed products.
INNOFEED reflects the main aspects of the Finnish Bioeconomy strategy. It will create:
- prerequisites for competitive domestic operational environments which are less sensitive to the fluctuations on the global prices of raw materials
- new business to support for growth of bioeconomy as new centralised and/or on-farm biorefineries will be established
- strong competence basis on which bioeconomy-related business can build on by combining Luke’s grass cultivation, ensiling and feed competence with VTT’s biomass processing technology and techno-economic calculations. This collaboration will materialise as a unique consolidated process covering the whole value-chain from selection, cultivation and harvesting of grass, via processing by ensiling and biotech to a set of value feed products.
- opportunities to use more efficiently but at the same time sustainably our most abundant field grown biomass
Partners: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Natural Resources Institute Finland.
Coordinator: Dr. Raija Lantto, VTT
Tekes Funding: 570 000 € (2015-2018)