In a nutshell
CORMO AG (formerly SORBA Absorber GmbH) based in Fribourg is a specialized producer of substitute raw materials from corn straw. Cormo has developed a patented process which can produce the products TEFA and BABS from corn straw residues. TEFA is a full-value peat substitute and is ideally suited as a structural material in plant substrates and as cover soil for mushroom cultivation. BABS has similar properties to activated carbon, polystyrene or superabsorbent polymers. The unique properties of the material enable new applications in the areas of plant substrates (extension of watering intervals), insulation and exhaust air purification (removal of ammonia from animal husbandry).
Cormo will use its new process for the utilization of corn stalks to convert the mushroom industry in particular to a profitable and sustainable raw material base.