Sustainability

Reducing the carbon, energy, and water footprints of their products is a priority for many food companies. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research gives companies detailed insight into the footprints of their protein products and helps them optimize processes and chains. Companies can thus take specific steps towards sustainability.

Reduce climate impact

What impact does the production of this particular meat substitute have on the climate? Which is more sustainable: a dairy alternative with almond flour ,or with insect protein? How much energy does it cost to valorize this waste stream? Many food companies want to become more sustainable, but find it difficult to determine the most impactful changes. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research gives companies insight into the carbon, energy, or water footprint of products and production processes and calculates the sustainability gains from taking specific measures in the chain. Companies can develop an informed sustainability strategy. We then support such companies in implementing these steps.

Valuation of residual flows

Wageningen Food & Biobased has advanced, in-house models that calculate, in detail, how high products and processes score on the sustainability ladder; relative and in absolute numbers. Every possible influencing factor is taken into account, from impact on climate change and soil quality, to the assessment of residual flows, transport kilometers and packaging in the store. Our experts also have extensive experience in conducting scenario studies, life-cycle analyses (LCA) and exergy calculations: they translate all this information into practical, realistic usable advice.

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