Sustainable alternative to soybean protein
The protein product (PDGS) produced by Hveiti is a sustainable alternative to soybean protein imported from South America and can be used as a blend in feed for pigs, cattle, chickens and fish.
The PDGS is fermented, which means that it is processed. This makes it easier for the animals to absorb and digest, as opposed to soybean, which is very hard for especially pig’s intestinal systems.
Because of this, Hveiti already sees a great demand for the fermented protein product, which is a brand new product on the market.
Reduced pressure on the South American rainforest
On a yearly basis, Hveiti will produce 115,000 tons of feed protein (dry matter), which will be sold nationally to Danish farmers.
Hveiti’s protein product will be able to phase out 8-10 % of Denmark’s yearly soybean import from South America.
Reduced energy consumption
The PDGS product will have a dry matter content of 32 %, which means that it is liquid. By not drying the product, you preserve the nutrients in the product, which would have been reduced, had you chosen to dry it. Also, there is the environmental advantage of the reduced energy consumption by letting the product remain wet.