Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products.
We refine the output from arable land into bioenergy and new bio-based products and materials. One important part of this innovation area is our exploration on how to develop and repurpose sidestreams across the value chain.
Furniture made from oat husks
Is it really possible to make furniture from oat husks? Lantmännen is constantly looking for new development areas within the grain value chain. In a project funded by Vinnova, we and our partners managed to create a sustainable material from by-products from our production of rolled oats.
Old bread is recycled into biofuel
Most of the grain grown in Sweden does not have the quality needed to be used for flour, bread or pasta. Some of this grain goes to Agroetanol’s biofineries and becomes biofuel. Residues from bakeries and the food industry are also taken care of, as is bread that is not sold in grocery stores.
Innovation across the whole value chain
Our research and innovation is centered around three main themes:
Agriculture & Machinery
Lantmännen’s mission is to contribute to the productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming. That is why we make large investments in research and innovation with arable land and farm needs in focus. Through these investments, we are constantly moving towards the Farming of the Future - farming where we work to increase food production, while at the same time reduce our climate impact.
Food Innovation & Health
We refine farmland crops into Good food – food that tastes good and also does good for the environment and our health. Through research and innovation on both established and new crops, and the simultaneous development of the processing line at the mill, bakery and our other food development facilities, we create attractive foods and ingredients from grain and legumes.
Bioenergy & Green materials
Beyond food, we also refine the output from arable land into bioenergy and new bio-based products and materials. One important part of this innovation area is our exploration on how to develop and repurpose sidestreams across the value chain. This focus on circularity is crucial; it increases the total value of the crops, it improves the resource efficiency of our production and it reduces our impact on the climate and environment.