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New member: Schothorst Feed Research joins!

The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) announces that Schothorst Feed Research, an independent research company in the nutrition of farm animals contributing to a global sustainable livestock production chain via applied scientific research and innovation, validated feedstuff matrix, nutrient recommendations and independent consultancy, has joined the GFLI as of June 2024. ‘De Schothorst’ has been […]

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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 www.grains.org 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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Unibio becomes a member of the Global Feed LCA Institute

The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) announces Unibio as their member! This biotechnological company distinguishes itself with sustainable protein production through fermentation. Unibio’s proprietary technology – the U-Loop® uses fermentation to produce Uniprotein®. The technology mimics a process that occurs in nature every day and uses methane (e.g. natural gas or biogas) as feedstock. The

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Branded data: Donau Soja on why they participated

After finalizing the branded data pilot successfully, and publishing their datasets on Donau Soja / Europe Soya certified soybeans from four different European countries, GFLI interviewed Julia Weihs, head of Standard and Sustainability, at Donau Soja for insight on their journey.   Who is Donau Soja?Donau Soja is a European non-profit association with around 320

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