The province of Noord-Holland has initiated a project to research the extraction and production of de-icing agent made from the salts in grass juice. This de-icing salt can be used for de-icing roads. In addition the fibrous fraction will in this project be used as raw material for road furniture, road signs from composite material and insulation panels. The key goal of this project is to design the entire value chain including the processing steps and to determine whether or not this value chain leads to an economically viable business.
In 2018 this grass2grit project received a EU Life subsidy together with her partners. NewFoss provides the project with NFF fibers, grass juice, knowledge and equipment.
For more information see the grass2grit website.