Benson Hill Biosystems partners with AB InBev to implement CropOS data analytics platform

By Dale Benton
A global crop improvement company that implements innovative and revolutionary crop design platforms to “empower innovators” ha...

A global crop improvement company that implements innovative and revolutionary crop design platforms to “empower innovators” has entered into a key strategic partnership with the world’s largest brewing company.

Benson Hill Biosystems announced in a statement this week that it has entered into a partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to leverage a computational platform that harnesses data and analytics to improve the sustainability of the barley supply chain.

AB InBev will leverage Benson Hill’s CropOS platform, which connects the entire barley value chain through the power pf cloud computing, machine learning and big data analytics to predict and control outcomes.

The partnership is a further step in AB InBev’s 2025 Global Sustainability Goals and connects directly with he company’s innovative data and insight platform SmartBarley. This works with barley farmers in the AB InBev supply chain to improve productivity and performance of their farms. Benson Hill’s CropOS platform will help “accelerate the development of higher yielding barley varieties that use less water and other natural resources.”

“For AB 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 AB 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.”

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“AB InBev recognizes the power of plants and innovation to benefit both farmers and consumers,” said Matt Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill. “The Benson Hill team is eager to apply the predictive power of CropOS to AB InBev’s SmartBarley program and rapidly advance its breeding efforts.”

 

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