Why RISE Products is turning leftover beer into flour in the name of sustainability


Supply Chain Dive reporter Emma Cosgrove sits down with Bertha Jimenez, CEO of RISE Products, to discuss how turning unwanted food byproducts into new products has to potential to create zero-waste businesses.

“We believe that everyone can help in reducing waste, but industries do play a big role in what we consume, what we use and where waste goes,” Jimenez said.

RISE products, based in New York, repurposes used grain from local breweries to make high-protein baking flour. The company is now exploring a partnership with Budweiser.

Watch the full conversation above to hear more about how Jimenez came up with the idea and why consumers seek out the flour for its unique flavors. And watch the full Good Tech and Good Food event presented by Food Tank and Salon here.

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