Biorefining ensiled grass into inventive feed products, INNOFEED

Project status

Project start: 1.9.2015
Project end: 31.8.2018
Project coordinator: Dr. Raija Lantto, VTT
Tekes Funding: 570 000 € (2015-2018)

Loppuseminaarin 11.9.2018 kalvoesitykset

Project description

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. The need-based research of the INNOFEED project will be executed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Company participants include: Valio, Roal, A-Rehu, Eastman, BIOvakka, Pirteä Porsas, Pohjolan Maito and Pellon Group.

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

Innofeed presentations and posters

PDF-tiedostoBiorefinery_EGF2018_Rinne_etal.pdf (10.1 MB)
Presentation ” Optimizing grass silage quality for green biorefineries” at European Grassland Federation 17-21 June 2018 in Cork, Ireland
PDF-tiedostoPoster_Grass silage_Separation efficiency _NFSC2018_Stefanski et al.pdf (861 kB)
Poster ”Grass silage for biorefinery – Separation efficiency and aerobic stability of silage and solid fraction” at Nordic Feed Science Conference 12-13 June 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden
PDF-tiedostoNFSC2018_Biorefinery_Milkproduction_Savonen_etal.pdf (7.8 MB)
Presentation ”Grass for biorefinery - Dairy cow responses to diets based on solid fraction of grass silage” at Nordic Feed Science Conference 12-13 June 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden
PDF-tiedostoBiorefinery_NFSC2018_Franco et al_PDF.pdf (6.5 MB)
Presentation ”Grass silage for biorefinery - Effect of additives on silage quality and liquid-solid separation of timothy and red clover silages” at Nordic Feed Science Conference 12-13 June 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden
PDF-tiedostoGrass silage based juice - palatability test for pigs and cows.pdf (7.3 MB)
Innofeed presentation on "Maataloustieteen Päivät" congress in Helsinki on 11 January 2018.
PDF-tiedostoNurmibiojalostamo tarjoaa monia mahdollisuuksia ja hyötyjä.pdf (2.3 MB)
Innofeed presentation on "Maataloustieteen Päivät" congress in Helsinki on 11 January 2018 (in Finnish).
PDF-tiedostoFibrolytic enzyme treatment prior to ensiling increases press-juice yield from grass silage.pdf (2.1 MB)
Nordic Feed Science Conference 13-14 June 2017, Uppsala, Sweden.
PDF-tiedostoInnofeed_poster_Pretreatments_2017.pdf (1.8 MB)
Poster ”Ammonia and dilute acid pretreatment of grass silage, a versatile biorefinery feedstock”
PDF-tiedostoINNOFEED_Nurmesta_rehua 4-2017.pdf (7.0 MB)
Innofeed project presentation April 2017 (in Finnish)

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