Tim Fargo [Entrepreneur, Autor]
These and similar questions are coming up more and more frequently among our customers. Considerations regarding the effects of a product on the environment are now common and require precise and standardised evaluation methods - called Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Submission of standard-compliant sustainability effort based on a scientific, standardised evidence method.
Transparent internal and external communication based on solid results.
Identification of savings and optimisation potential through early determination of ecological weaknesses, as well as a tool for analysis of all relevant environmental effects of your corporate processes and for solid support for decisions for the most environmentally friendly product and process version.
We offer individual advice in order to offer an optimally coordinated analysis for you and your products, processes or services. This way, we can support you in the best way and implement your wishes in a targeted manner. We will support you with every step so that you can reach your goal quickly and securely.
Demand determination, introduction and consulting
Life Cycle Assessment according to ISO EN 14040/44
Short-term study, screening, hot-spot analysis
Material balance, data record compilation
Lemna-Hermetia - Resource-saving, energy-efficient production of biomass from "Lemna" duckweed for the production of biological raw materials for the food industry and animal production.
Duration: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2019
Project partners: TERRA URBANA Umlandentwicklungs-GmbH, Bio.S Biogas GmbH, Technische Universität Dresden (Institute of Zoology)
Aquacultures should avert overfishing of the seas and sustainably safeguard fish requirements in the food sector. However, the breeding animals are fed with fishmeal derived from wild stocks. In order to operate aquacultures sustainably, a combination with alternative and/or secondary raw material and energy sources is indispensable. Within the scope of the project, an integrated aquaponics model for urban sites is to be developed, optimized and scaled on a large scale, which efficiently combines waste and environmental service concepts in one production system. At the same time, the value chain produces high-quality, market-accessible raw materials for the food industry and animal production.
The research and development activities of the partners are to be accompanied right from the start by ecological and economic life cycle analyses in order to determine both the most environmentally friendly and the most cost-effective product variant and to pave the way for subsequent certification efforts. Only then can the foundation stone "sustainable alternatives to fishmeal" be laid.
In addition to project coordination, EurA AG takes on the tasks of project-accompanying ecological and economic evaluation.
The result: extraction of sustainable products
The development idea of this project is to produce an optimized fish food from Hermetia Illucens larvae and duckweed (Lemna) sustainably and in an inline circulation system without significant land consumption. In addition to the development of the plant and large-scale technical demonstration, the innovative content of the project lies to a large extent in the optimisation of the fish feed. In addition to a protein-rich fish feed made from Lemna and Hermetia dry matter, other high-quality products leave the production system as required for use in the food industry and animal production: Hermetia dry or live feed, defined and controlled nutrient solutions for hydroponics, Lemna biomass as green fodder or Lemna biomass as starting material for obtaining the raw materials starch, protein and cellulose fibres.
The project is part of the "KMU-innovativ" funding initiative (funding code: 033RK048E). The initiative supports small and medium-sized enterprises in the development of innovative technologies and services for improved resource and energy efficiency.