Phytofinery® Explained

Phytofinery® Explained

PHYTOFINERY® provides a modular, adaptable, and turnkey solution for the future of regional phytoeconomy, addressing instability in global supply chains and creating sustainable income opportunities. Our integrated approach combines proprietary, disruptive technologies with streamlined processes to produce high-margin products, ensuring consistent market fulfilment.

    The PHYTOFINERY® Proprietary Process

  • 01. Micro Decortication: A process for green stem inputs resulting in a homogeneous output material that can be used for multiple commercial applications.

  • 02. Hydro Thermal Extraction: A process that delivers a 20% yield increase and up to 30% higher fibre quality compared to conventional methods. High-grade fibres fulfil the requirements for high-value textiles. In addition, valuable bi-products, such as Lignin are extracted.

  • 03. Nano Sizing: This low-energy, low-temperature technology handles multiple plant input materials. Innovative nanomaterial technology is integral to and applied across many industries, e.g. automotive, textile, polymers, etc. They are advantageous in the transition towards a bio-based future whilst enjoying the same level of end-user utility.

LEADING THE WAY

PHYTOFINERY® represents a cutting-edge, first-generation technology that processes large volumes of biomaterial with a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Its innovative design aims to revolutionise the utilisation of farmed biomass, delivering high impact within the catchment area.

As standard, a PHYTOFINERY® is strategically positioned with a green roof, showcasing innovative design to minimise its visual and landscape footprint.

Phytofinery® Manufacturing Potential

HIGH-VALUE, CARBON-STORING PRODUCTS

The global industrial Hemp market is forecasted to grow by 25% by 2028. Our focus on high throughput technology enables operators to participate in this rapid growth while delivering highly functional, carbon-negative products to customers and retailers. With a range of certified and licenced end-user products, operators can go to market and test for OEM and end-user demand. This way, starting the conversation for installing a PHYTOFINERY processing facility is safe and effective. Introducing multiple elements simultaneously during PHYTOFINERY®’s construction phase streamlines the process and maximises efficiency. Support includes training staff, market building support, supply chain building with local and regional farmers, and negotiating LOIs with OEMs, retailers, and end users.

  • CONSTRUCTION

    Every building material or product derived from hemp, manufactured in a PHYTOFINERY®, carries a carbon-negative footprint, capable of sequestering up to 350kg of CO2 per cubic meter.

    Meticulously crafted, our production lines generate top-quality, large-volume products tailored to the construction sector, serving new build and renovation markets. We provide processing lines for various hemp-based products, including blocks, drywall boards, structural boards, insulation, acoustic boards, blow-in insulation, plaster support board systems, retrofit thermal insulation composite systems, needle-punched felt for impact sound insulation, and fibre blowing for 3D contour window frame insulation.

  • PAPER MOULDING & PACKAGING

    The global paper industry needs help to supply certified, regenerative raw materials. Hemp grows in 120 days in comparison to 20 years for a tree.

    In addition, hemp has up to 20% higher cellulose value than wood-based input. In contrast, cellulose extraction produces fewer chemical waste streams and cleaner, valuable side streams such as sulphur-free lignin.

    Phyto-refineries can produce high-quality technical cellulose for the wet spinning of MMCFs. These fibres are particularly in demand from the high-end fashion industry to decarbonise their supply chain.

BIO MOLECULAR PRODUCTION

Our engineering partners have developed efficient, proprietary processing equipment installed exclusively on PHYTOFINERY® projects.

Each biomolecule requires very specific technology driven by innovation, efficient process automation and AI application, whenever possible. The main target is Cellulose for MMCFs and HMF as feedstock for green resin bonding systems and PEF applications.

  • NANOFILLERS

    With this exclusive technology, we can install processing lines that deliver nanoparticles from different organic material inputs. Depending on the use and property requirements of the product, we install the necessary modules to deliver the required finished or semi-finished product based on your upfront specifications. The market is forecasted to grow exponentially in the coming years and holds massive economic opportunities in the virgin and recycling markets.

Plant based Ingredients & Protein

Based on extensive market research, high bioavailable plant-based proteins are rare.

The processing of hemp seeds requires specific knowledge and, even more importantly, the correct equipment and technology. Our team has over 20 years of experience handling seeds, from field to product. Several unique methodologies have been developed and are an integral part of the PHYTOFINERY® layout for processing, guaranteeing continuous high-quality output.

  • Hemp Seeds

    Hemp seeds hulled in a PHYTOFINERY® are of first-grade quality, delivering the best raw protein source, containing all essential amino acids and the remaining 12 aminos. Our sophisticated technology, equipment, and line layout enable you to produce market-ready products with long shelf lives, consistent quality, and high-quality standards.

    Phytofinery® offers bulk and retail filling stations that can be installed for all its products.

    Hulled Hemp seeds have a 30% protein content and contain essential fatty acids, Gamma Linolenic acid and vitamin E. Lines can be installed for:

    • Wholehemp seeds
    • Hulled hemp seeds
    • Hemp protein 50%
    • Hemp protein 70%
    • Hemp fibre and
    • Hemp oil, cold pressed and or refined
  • ADDITIONAL LINES

    Other oil seeds and gluten-free, high-value grains suitable for processing in a PHYTOFINERY® are:

    • Linseed
    • Millet
    • Sorghum

PET PRODUCTS FOR FEED, CARE & WELLBEING

Processing biomaterials into high-value animal bedding is another important sector in the PHYTOFINERY® portfolio of product lines. These products are in high demand, 100% natural and fully compostable.

Our special knowledge and the right technology make those lines economically profitable and long-lasting, improving your return on investment with every day of operation.

  • Animal Bedding

    We offer lines for:

    • Bio-activated horse bedding,
    • Dust-free and ammonia-reducing pellets from mixed material for chicken
    • Bedding, and charcoal-infused pellets for hygiene applications.
    • Special hemp shive for Zoo’s and Wildlife applications
  • Animal & Pet Feed Products

    • Hemp Press cake
    • Raw Fibre
    • Whole Hemp seeds for Birds and Wildlife

    All product lines are installed together with a specific quality management system.

Growing Media, Gardening & Environmental Products

Mulching material becomes a more substantial product due to the increase in climate-caused droughts.

This product range is integral to the mix for customised PHYTOFINERY® design.

We understand, in detail, how to engineer the final processing steps that ensure maximum output while at the same time focusing on consistent quality.

  • VARIOUS PURPOSE LINES

    • Matting for strawberry production
    • seeded carpets for drought-resistant landscape work
    • Substrates for Mushroom production
    • Substrates for Phytoremediation
    • Soil-improving composts and substances

Technical Fibres

Meeting the increasing demand for natural fibres as substitutes for synthetics demands advanced technology.

Considerable progress has been made in the field of composite materials since the introduction of hemp fibres. The market demands advanced fibre extraction and treatment technology to produce unidirectional tapes for 3D weaving and force absorption in specific areas of a 3D structure for Automotive or shipbuilding applications.

Our cutting-edge hydrothermal extraction process stands at the forefront of the market. At the same time, ongoing development to scale this technology incorporates AI-based quality management and full traceability from field to product.

Our installed lines yield long fibre, combed fibre, prepreg unidirectional tape, short fibre bale, and lintel.

  • GeoTextiles

    Geotextiles are predominantly manufactured using airlay technology, a widely recognised and commonly employed method. Our expertise lies in creating specialised applications with unique technical configurations.

    We develop and set up production lines for needle-punched felt with various specifications:

    • Airlay fibre-bonded fleeces, and soft wetting boards tailored for landscape applications.
    • Erosion control, water retention, and
    • Seeded carpets for drought-resistant landscaping projects.
  • Fibres for Yarn & Fabric

    The production of fibres for spinning demands top-tier processing equipment, expertise, and meticulous data logging to maintain consistent quality over an extended period, accommodating field variations.

    With over a century of collective experience, we can design, engineer, and provide superior equipment, machinery, and education for operational staff.

    Our current line can deliver:

    • Long fibre bales, (natural colour or biologically brightened fibres)
    • Short fibre bales
    • Lintel

AUTOMOTIVE

This category is particularly specialised for automotive and electric vehicle manufacturers who impose stringent criteria regarding individual fibre quality, odour, colour, availability, and long-term quality control.

The PHYTOFINERY® automotive solution is specifically designed to address these requirements, empowering operators to ensure the guaranteed properties of the end product.

  • NANO FILLER FOR POLYPROPYLENE INJECTION MOULDING PARTS

    Our natural Nano filler material can be compounded with various biopolymers such as PLA or other thermoplastics like PP.

    Our technology can deliver different sizes and qualities; for example, we can install lines to produce

    • Silica reduced fillers.
    • Nano Particles from 70-400 micron
    • Micro fibrillated short fibre
  • COMPOSITE & PREPRESS FIBRE

    We provide production lines for:

    • Needle felt
    • Needle felt prepreg.
    • Airlay with thermo-bonding fibre
    • PP-bonded fibre pellets
    • PP-bonded fibre mats