They talked about setting up the production of biological fodder protein, which is imported to Russia to provide fodder with more nutritious and quality additives. By experts’ estimates, Russia’s annual demand for it is around 2 million tonnes, while the republic needs about 75-100,000 tonnes. It is often replaced with imported soya.
Scientist and researcher Sergey Glukhikh working at Divnogorie company presented the production concept of the valuable biological product. As a scientist, he has dedicated his scientific career to this topic and keeps doing research in Pushchino in Voronezh. Officially, his report named boringly Gaprin — Bioprotein from Methane. In fact, this had an old scientific development to make bioprotein from methane that was forgotten in the USSR but didn’t have the time to be produced, probably, after the dissolution of the country, behind it.
Sergey Glukhikh briefly reminded the audience that around 30 Soviet research centres worked on it, while the main factory was based in Svetly Yar. It started to make protein from yeast that grew in a reactor feeding with refined products for the first time. In the end, the technology was borrowed by European countries — Denmark, Norway. According to him, the transfer of the Soviet technology went on. A Danish plant making bioprotein recently began to be owned by the USA.
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