Beer makers research new uses for brewery waste
Published: MAY 22, 2012
As posted in greatlakesecho.org:
The company, based in Seattle, Wash., creates resources from materials most would consider waste to help companies become more efficient.
So why the secrecy?
If Blue Marble Biomaterials is successful, the brewing and consumer product industry could be changed forever in terms of production efficiency.
Right now, the beer industry uses 400 million tons of grain annually, according to Property and Environmental Research Center. Of those grains, 92 percent are wasted.