Feeding and Nutrition
Skretting offers up carbon neutral aqua feed
By Nestor Arellano
Skretting Italy has launched an aquaculture feed product which the company touts as carbon neutral.
The company said its Feed4Future product is the 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 per cent 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.”
According to Skretting, its new aqua feed allows for 10 per cent reduction in carbon footprint.
The company’s MicroBalance technology uses raw materials and high-quality by-products sourced from the food industry that don’t compete with human consumption. This enables a Feed4Future diet to provide 10 per cent lower carbon footprint than standard diets, with the remaining CO2 emissions compensated for by carbon credits.
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.