Cormo

developed a technology for using corn stems in the production of tailor-made materials for specific industrial applications

Products

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CORMO mushroom casing

for sustainable mushroom production

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CORMO blocking soil

for production of vegetable seedlings in nurseries.

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CORMO ammonia filter

for air purification in animal rearing houses.

News: Market introduction of the first sustainable mushroom casing material. CORMO mushroom casing – beyond peat!

The European mushroom and vegetable production requires around 3.5 Mio m³ black peat per year, which results in approximately 1 million t of CO2-emissions. Cormo developed TEFA, the first sustainable substitute for black peat, which enables reduction of the black peat associated CO2-emissions by 90%.

Today, mushroom production relies on the use of black peat based mushroom casing.
99% of all head lettuce consumed in Europe was propagated in greenhouses, on black peat.
Wetlands store twice as much CO2 than all global forests together but are destroyed by peat extraction.
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Corn stems are an unused, sustainable residue from grain maize production.
CORMO mushroom casing is introduced on the market after 3 years of development and validation. Intensive practical tests are currently being carried out with the leading Swiss producer Wauwiler Champignon.

CORMO mushroom casing in comparison

Quality:

The technological production process ensures a consistently high quality of our product – the quality of raw peat is subject to significant natural variability.

Yield:

During 3 years of repeated full-cycle validation with renowned industry institutions, CORMO generated a mushroom yield up to 10% higher than standard black peat based casing, while maintaining excellent product quality.

Sustainability:

The raw material used for production of CORMO mushroom casing, maize stems, is renewable and sustainable, whereas black peat is a fossil, non-sustainable resource.

Transport:

CORMO mushroom casing can be produced in the regional consumer markets, whereas black peat is mostly extracted in Baltic countries and needs to be transported to the global consumers.

Cost:

If produced in the consumer region, CORMO mushroom casing is competitive against black peat based alternatives, thanks to lower transport cost.

Market introduction of additional products

CORMO blocking soil

for production of vegetable seedlings in nurseries.

BABS Granulat

CORMO ammonia filter

for air purification in animal rearing houses.

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Cormo AG

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