Lotte Van Den Hoogen

U.S. Grains Council joins GFLI as member

New Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) Member: U.S. Grains Council, Export Market Developer for U.S. Corn, Sorghum and Barley Industry. U.S. Grains Council is a non-profit and member-led organization that supports corn, sorghum and barley producers to develop international markets, enable trade and improve lives, promoting these U.S.-origin products across international food, feed and fuel supply […]

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Zero allocation

When does it apply? Zero allocation is commonly spoken about in LCAs for materials that are deemed ‘waste’ with no economic value. The GFLI database has three different allocations to choose from, which are economic, mass, and energy. In the feed sector it is acknowledged economic allocation is the preferred method due to the contribution

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Market mixes

what are they and why are they used in the database? Processed products, also indicated as ‘at processing’, are indicated in the country where they are processed. Generally, companies source the raw materials from various countries and import such to process in the country of the factory. For regional and sectoral datasets, market mixes are

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Innovafeed joins GFLI as member

The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) announces a new member: Innovafeed, a global biotechnology company and a leader in insect production (Hermetia illucens – Black Soldier Fly) offering sustainable ingredients for animal and plant nutrition. Created in 2016, Innovafeed‘s mission is to find innovative and disruptive solutions to the challenges faced by the global food system.

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Carbon footprinting or all impact categories?

The carbon footprint is the quantification of the total amount of greenhouse gases for a product and covers the impact category climate change. In most life-cycle impact assessment methods, other impacts categories, such as eutrophication and acidification potential, water use, human and ecotoxicity are also accounted. The GFLI database offers all impact categories compliant with the two impact assessment methods: ReCiPe and Environmental Footprint.

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