SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — Healthy ingredients manufacturer Comet Bio is joining Anheuser-Busch InBev’s 100+ Accelerator to pilot technology on brewers’ grain.

AB InBev created the accelerator program last year to partner with sustainability-focused companies on challenges including smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular economy and climate action. Participating companies receive support, mentorship and funds to amplify their solutions at scale.

“We received 1,200 submissions from around the globe across all six challenges,” said Maisie Devine, global director of sustainability at AB InBev.

Comet Bio joins 17 other companies in the second 100+ Accelerator cohort. It developed a novel process to extract nutrition from food system waste.  The technology, which produces healthy ingredients through upcycled crop leftovers, can be easily integrated into traditional food production systems.

“We are excited to partner with AB InBev to pilot their saved grains in our process,” said Richard Troyer, chief executive officer at Comet Bio. “AB InBev’s waste to well-being challenge aligns perfectly with Comet’s core capability of extracting nutrition from food system waste.”

Other companies in the food and beverage space selected for the 100+ Accelerator include plant-based water brand Asarasi, Katonah, NY, and Club Soda, a London-based consumer education platform.