Green Valleys 2.0 - Biorefining of forage and usefulness of fiber press cake for horses

Last changed: 04 March 2024
Grass and clover ley. Photo.

Can residual products from green protein be used as feed to horses?

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The project is a continuation of Green Valleys, which ran between 2018 and 2022. The overall goal is to promote a cycle-based production of green protein and to create new circular business opportunities for the agricultural industry. Today, we face major challenges in terms of the degree of self-sufficiency and our dependence on imports of feed, fertilizer and energy, among other things. The demand for plant protein has increased sharply in recent years, which requires alternative and more sustainable production methods. Green biorefining of grass and clover is a very promising solution for producing a high-quality green protein. The idea is based on also using and further refining the residual streams from the production of the green protein, which increases the conditions for it to become an economically sustainable alternative to imported plant protein. The project includes investigating whether green protein from grass and clover works as feed for fish, and whether the residual product fiber cake can work as feed for other animals such as horses, sheep and cattle. HUV's part in this project is to participate in feeding studies with horses where acceptance and preference for fiber press cake from both green mass and silage is investigated.

Project manager at HUV:

Cecilia Müller,, +46(0)18-67 29 93


The project runs 2023 - 2025.

Financier: Tillväxtverket, as the managing authority for Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak, has granted support from the European Regional Development Fund to AGROVÄST Livsmedel Aktiebolag for the project Green Valleys 2.0.