Ceres Solutions turns brewery waste into gourmet mushrooms and enhanced cattle feed

From a Ziploc bag in a dorm room at Olds College to a pilot farm in Southern Alberta, Ceres Solutions has developed a way to use wasted brewery and agricultural by-products to grow gourmet mushrooms. During the process, fibers in the growing media are broken down by the mushroom and converted into protein that can be used as cattle feed called Mycopro™. This made in Alberta solution supports local breweries, farmers, chefs, food processors, and cattle ranchers. ERA has committed $500,000 to the $2 million project through its Food, Farming, and Forestry Challenge, which provided $33 million to 17 projects worth a combined value of $107 million.