The COOPID project has carried out a selection of 10 success cases within the bioeconomy across the EU primary sector. This is the one belonging to the Irish Success Case: Carbery. This case covers their overall business idea, main products, key characteristics, and plans for development of its business model.
Cooperative business model – farmers benefit from sale of products
Location – local, geographical proximity
Rural job creation and upskilling
Sustainable land use creating resilient and carbon neutral farms
Bioethanol from whey
Biogas from process residues
Plans for development
The Farm Zero C-initiative is targeting the world´s first climate-neutral and net-zero emissions dairy farm. The next steps include the implementation of the biorefining concept at farm level through conversion of fresh grass into value-added products including cattle feed fiber, protein concentrate for monogastric, prebiotics and grass whey for fertilizer or bioenergy.
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