Benson Hill Biosystems, a St. Louis, Missouri-based agtech company, and Anheuser-Busch InBev have announced a partnership to improve barley quality and sustainability. Benson Hill co-founder and CEO Matthew Crisp said his company’s CropOS platform would be applied to A-B InBev’s SmartBarley platform, which uses data and technology to help barley farmers in A-B InBev’s supply chain.
“For A-B InBev, brewing quality beer starts with the best ingredients. That requires a healthy environment and thriving communities,” said Gary Hanning, global director of barley research at A-B InBev. “Benson Hill’s powerful Breed application positions us at the forefront of innovation to develop more resilient and sustainable varieties of barley for growers and the best quality malt for our brewers.”
A-B Inbev, the world’s largest brewer, plans to use Benson Hill’s computational platform Breed, part of the agtech company’s CropOS technology, to advance its barley breeding. Additionally, the brewer will use Benson Hill’s technology, along with traditional breeding methods, to speed up development of higher yielding barley varieties that use less water and other natural resources.
You can learn more about the partnership here.
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