Plant Power / Energy Crops

Plant Power & ENERGY CROPS

Theo Krueger, the CEO of KruSwiss Agro, has an extensive 10-year background in the biogas and renewable energy industry, paving the way for his natural progression into the realm of energy crops. Krueger's passion and expertise have positioned KruSwiss Agro as a trailblazer in the sustainable agriculture sector.

Empowering farmers and ensuring food security: KruSwiss's commitment to sustainable agriculture iN SOUTH Africa

Specializing in growing both food and feedstock varieties throughout the harsh climates in South Africa, KruSwiss is committed to bring large scale economical farming to the region. Weve dedicated over four years with our partners to develop modern farming practices that align with both cultural and climate conditions to ensure food security and bring advanced farming technology to empower farmers.

Proprietary hybrid energy crop

Biologically speaking, our energy plants function like a ruminant animal. Our energy crop, sorghum, can also be used to increase animal performance. As the developer of the specific sorghum genetics we use, we fully understand the importance of digestive efficiency.  One of the advantages of using a dedicated crop for feedstock is its organic fertilizer by-product that has a full profile of macro and micro plant nutrients, no waste!

Since Southeast Asia imports 70% of its beef and 95% of its milk, our goal is to use excess feedstock production for feeds. The difference in the feed efficiency of our crops versus unfertilized tropical grasses will be significant. Soon, we will be able to replicate performance of more advanced feedlots operations around the world. By constructing feeding operations correctly, we will be able to capture the manure and feed it back into a digester, bringing the production loop in full virtuous circle.

Hemp-derived Bio ethanol

One of the exciting applications of hemp is its conversion into bio ethanol, a clean and sustainable alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The process of converting hemp into ethanol involves a carefully orchestrated series of steps known as cellulolysis.

Cellulolysis is a process that focuses on harnessing the cellulose content present in hemp plants. Through a specialized pre-treatment, the cellulose is broken down into fermentable sugars, which can then be utilized for ethanol production. This sustainable method of harnessing hemp’s cellulose allows us to unlock its full potential as a renewable energy source.

Once the cellulose is converted into sugars, the next step is fermentation. During fermentation, the sugars are transformed by microorganisms into ethanol, the primary component of bio ethanol. The final stage involves distillation, where impurities are removed, resulting in a high-quality bio ethanol fuel.

The use of hemp-derived bio ethanol offers numerous environmental benefits. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as the combustion of bio ethanol releases significantly fewer carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels. Additionally, bio ethanol is a renewable resource, ensuring a more sustainable and long-term energy solution.

Hemp jet fuel

Hemp jet fuel, also known as biojet fuel derived from hemp oil, is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional aviation fuel. It is produced from the oil extracted from hemp seeds, which are rich in fatty acids and other beneficial compounds. Hemp jet fuel offers several advantages, including a reduced carbon footprint and lower emissions compared to conventional fossil fuels. It can be blended with petroleum-based jet fuel or used as a standalone fuel, powering aircraft with renewable energy sources. Hemp jet fuel not only contributes to the global efforts of reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also promotes the utilization of sustainable and renewable resources in the aviation industry. Embracing this innovative fuel opens up possibilities for a greener and more sustainable future of air travel.


The International Energy Agency forecasts that global jet fuel demand will rise to an annual average of nearly 7.2 million barrels a day in 2023, compared to 6.1 million in 2022 and a low point of 4.7 million in 2020. As the demand for jet fuel continues to soar, hemp jet fuel emerges as a lucrative commodity with promising profit potential.