The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
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GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
LCA tests sustainability of using insects for animal feed
April 25, 2019
The lack of protein sources in several parts of the world is triggering the search for locally produced and sustainable alternatives and insect production is seen as a potential solution. A life cycle assessment has been done to see whether the use of insects for animal feed is more sustainable than using conventional protein sources such as soy and fish meal.
A research team from the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland conducted an LCA including effects on the market, associated upstream increase in fee or downstream availability of insect product.
Analysis of the current pilot found insect biomass to be twice as environmentally sustainable as fresh chicken meat, competitive with derived products such as whey, egg protein or fishmeal, but less sustainable that plant based proteins.
LCA’s were followed by sensitivity analyses, which identify the most promising directions toward sustainable insect production.