Comet Bio has been chosen by Anheuser-Busch InBev to join its 100+ Sustainability Accelerator to pilot technology on brewer’s grain. Comet Bio is one of 17 companies chosen for the program’s 2020 cohort.
Comet Bio (Schaumburg, IL) has been chosen by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBEv) to join its 100+ Sustainability Accelerator to pilot technology on brewer’s grain. Comet Bio is one of 17 companies chosen for the program’s 2020 cohort that will receive mentorship, industry connections, training, and up to $100,000 for pilot execution, as well as the possibility of additional investment from AB InBev and its partners.
The Accelerator builds off of AB InBev’s 2025 sustainability goals to meet six challenges around smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular economy and climate action. The companies will have six months to pilot and scale their technology solutions.
Comet Bio’s contribution is a novel process that extracts nutrition from food system waste. For example, using this process Comet Bio produces ingredients, such as the branded Arrabina prebiotic dietary fiber, from upcycled crop leftovers. According to the firm, this technology integrates seamlessly with traditional food production systems.
“We are excited to partner with AB InBev to pilot their saved grains in our process. AB InBev’s Waste to Wellbeing Challenge aligns perfectly with Comet’s core capability of extracting nutrition from food system waste,” said Richard Troyer, CEO of Comet Bio, in a press release.