Corn cob is a highly absorbent, biodegradable, renewable material that can be used for a wide variety of applications and industries. Processed corn cob is inert and nearly odorless, with little to no negative impact on plants, animals, or the environment. With its ability to quickly absorb active ingredients, corn cob can be used as a carrier to safely dilute active ingredients and enable uniform application or dosing, or a superior substrate alternative for mushroom growers. Corn cobs are mostly cellulose, and are also an excellent feed additive for cattle.
Corn cobs are composed of 47% Oxygen, 44% Carbon, 7% Hydrogen, less than .5% Nitrogen and the balance is trace elements. Due to their composition, corn cobs are shelf-stable for long periods of time, resist high humidity, free of oils, chemicals, and other additives. Corn cobs come in shades of white and red, and contain cellulose and starches – no proteins or carbohydrates, making it an inert material for a wide variety of uses.