What a sustainable milk cycle!

What a sustainable milk cycle!

April 27, 2017
in Category: Circular Economy
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What a sustainable milk cycle!

Although more than 200 million tons of whey is generated every year, there are only limited economical solutions to process it. The Slovenian SME Acies Bio plans to put a new technology on the market which uses whey as the main ingredient in a microbial fermentation process to generate sustainable high-value substances such as vitamin B12. The so-called Whey2Value technology will not only improve the dairy industry's environmental footprint by almost eliminating the organic content of the wastewater. But its product, a protein-rich biomass with high vitamin B12 contents, can also be used as a high-quality animal feed in the dairy industry itself, thus completing the value circle.

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