Greenbelt Resources inks NDA with Duckweed DAYS for bioproducts R&D

March 29, 2018 |

In California, Greenbelt Resources signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Georgia-based Duckweed DAYS. Duckweed DAYS is a new entity formed by entrepreneurs to commercialize and further the research carried out by the Andrew J. Young Foundation (AYF) focused on utilizing duckweed as a vegetable source of rich protein to fight malnutrition worldwide. The Duckweed Project features Greenbelt’s ECOsystem model, which will convert the duckweed into bioethanol and a protein concentrate targeted as a nutritional supplement for the under nourished around the world.

The Duckweed Project plan submitted to the USDA in 2017 expresses AYF’s intent to develop 20 deployments over the next eight to 10 years. Greenbelt’s ECOsystem technology represents about $5.0 million of the $14.0 million budget projected for each deployment.

Greenbelt’s recent efforts have focused on the integration of a number of sustainable feedstocks such as trub, winery waste, and pomegranates into the ECOsystem model. In this model, feedstocks generated or produced locally are transformed into revenue-based resources that are then sold and purchased within the surrounding community ecosystem.

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