The growing world population needs more feed, food and energy. Therefore, it is necessary to eliminate inefficiencies in raw materials usage and closing loops. Dutch biotech startup Grassa aims to play a significant role in this circular economy by refining grass and vegetable waste streams. They believe that by separating components, animals can be fed more precisely and efficiently. As a result, farmers produce more animal protein with less input and with less mineral excess in the manure.
Now recently, the Limburg-based startup has raised € 2 million in a series A financing round led by Brightlands Venture Partners. Co-investors are LIOF, compound feed company Fransen Gerrits and current shareholders. With the funding, Grassa will further scale up its innovative biorefinery process and commercialise the product output. In addition, the company established a strategic partnership with compound feed company Fransen Gerrits for market introduction of selected products.