It’s time-consuming and challenging for sustainably-minded brewers and distillers to transport their spent grain back to farmers for animal feed. And many produce more than the farmers can use. NETZRO saw this problem as an opportunity — to rescue and restore this grain.
Today, NETZRO is working with award-winning craft distillery, Tattersall Distilling, known for its sustainable practices. Tons of nutrient-rich, low-carb grains are rescued by NETZRO every week. Using proprietary technology, the spent rye and corn is dried on-site, creating restored grains that are high fiber, high protein and low in sugar. This marks the first time that upcycled grain from a distillery will be made commercially available as edible ingredients. Initiatives to reclaim additional ingredients from Tattersall are currently in the works.
Wholesalers, retailers, and restaurants that value sustainability and mindful consumption can soon purchase upcycled ingredients directly from NETZRO. For each pound sold, Tattersall and NETZRO donate proceeds to The Artisan Grain Collaborative to promote a regenerative food system. Buyers can be assured that NETZRO is socially responsible, sharing profits with farmers in order to promote land stewardship.
NETZRO has worked with craft breweries including Minnesota’s Utepils Brewing, Invictus Brewing Co. and HammerHeart Brewing Co. for pilot programs — and plans to partner with additional brewers and distillers across the country.