Improving the profitability & sustainability of Esperance port zone grain growers

This project investigated catering for the evolving demands of the Asian brewing market place and was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

The “Enzyme brewing – the catalyst for a new export barley market” project's plan was to build linkages and establish paths to market and generate demand for Australian barley.

With the development of the new enzyme brewing technology which is more cost efficient for Asian breweries, the project found there could be a lot more marketing opportunities for Australian barley.

Work done by Kevin Redd (University of Tasmania) showed Hindmarsh to be amongst the best performing varieties for enzyme barley brewing, and hence there could be opportunities for food grade barley varieties.

The SEPWA project further investigated opportunities for raw barley in the Asian brewing market.

Trial barley consignments were sent to Asia for raw barley enzyme brewing, of 2011 season barley.