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Skretting offers carbon neutral aquafeed


November 17, 2020
By Hatchery International staff

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Skretting Italy has launched a new aquaculture feed product, which the company touts as carbon neutral.

Feed4Future is the company’s first low-impact feed available to fish farmers in Italy.

“With the spotlight on the impacts of food production, Feed4Future can take Italian aquaculture to new levels of sustainability,” said Umberto Luzzana, Skretting Italy marketing manager. “With 80 percent of fish farms’ carbon footprint related to feed, its application means that together we are taking effective action against one of the most far-reaching issues facing our planet today: climate change.”

The feed is produced using the company’s MicroBalance technology, which uses raw materials and high-quality byproducts sourced from the food industry that don’t compete with human consumption. This enables a Feed4Future diet to provide 10 percent lower carbon footprint than standard diets, with the remaining CO2 emissions compensated for by carbon credits.

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Further carbon neutrality programs will enable Skretting customers to achieve carbon neutral farms, the company added. For producers looking to achieve fully carbon neutral farms, Skretting has developed CarbonBalance.

Under the program, Skretting calculates the carbon footprint of aquaculture facilities. Then the company identifies measures to reduce the carbon footprint.

CarbonBalance also provides links to those third-party certification bodies that are already onboard with the program, and will offer support in communicating these actions to the market.

 


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