The Sustainability Factor
Low Land Footprint
Relative to soy production, UniProtein® uses 1/25,000th of the land.
Consequently, UniProtein® holds the potential to significantly improve arable land use across the world.
Fishmeal is currently produced from either farmed or wild caught fish and puts unsustainable pressure on oceanic ecosystems. UniProtein® is almost identical to fishmeal in terms of its protein content and amino acid
profile therefore it holds the potential to significantly reduce
the pressure on overfishing.
Relative to soy production, UniProtein® uses 1/300th of the water.
Most of the water used is recycled in the U-loop fermenter to reduce its consumption. Reducing
water usage in feed production is a critical sustainability factor.
The CO2 profile of UniProtein® varies depending the source of the methane. When bio-methane or flare gas is captured and utilized, production of UniProtein® leads to actual GHG reduction.
UniProtein® provides additional positive CO2 impacts:
- Reduces deforestation due to the reduced need for soy production
- Reduces transportation as protein production takes place
closer to the end-user
- Reduces total feed quantity per animal needed by farmers
Unibio is part of the SDG Accelerator, which is a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) aiming to accelerate business solutions with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The program is funded by the Danish Industry Foundation and is being tested since 2019 in Denmark with 30 Danish small and medium-sized industrial companies, after which the aim is to roll it out across the Nordics first and globally next.