Agro and food chains
What can CE Delft do for you?
CE Delft performs environmental analyses of numerous foods and beverages, including soft drinks, beer, milk, juices, coffee, tea, meat and meat substitutes. It also provides consultancy on concrete improvements, usually developed in brainstorm sessions with clients, analyses environmental impacts and calculates price tags.
Over the past few years we have had extensive experience performing environmental lifecycle assessments (LCAs) of food production chains, including agricultural aspects like soil organic material balance, fertiliser inputs (including waste materials), use of waste streams as animal fodder, and waste prevention. By relating substantive issues to policies at both the national and European level, CE Delft can provide solid advice to industries and policy-makers alike. This knowledge we use in LCAs, the results of which we then elaborate with insights on financial and policy-related issues. This combination makes CE Delft a unique player in the consultancy market for agro supply chains.
Another unique facet of CE Delft’s expertise is our in-depth knowledge of protein chains, developed for the Questionmark smartphone app (formerly known as ‘Superwijzer’) that allows consumers to evaluate the environmental impact of protein products. The information in this database is indispensable for protein product producers seeking to improve their products’ environmental footprint.
In many cases we not only lay down the results of our analyses in a report or database for LCA calculations, but also translate them into a practical computer tool allowing you or your customers to rapidly assess variations in your product, transport distances or recycling percentages, for example. A good example of an comprehensive tool is that developed for the Dutch trade association for the clothing and textiles industry, Modint, covering a very broad range of textile raw materials and processes.
DE Masterblenders, Nederlandse Brouwers (Dutch breweries trade association), FWS (Dutch soft drinks trade association), Frieslandcampina, Unilever, Greenpeace, Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment, Varkens in nood, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
For more information, please contact Geert Bergsma
Publicly available reports
List of all the publicly available reports relating to the theme of Agro and food chains
- Support for the National Waste Prevention Programme
- Natural mink fur and faux fur products, an environmental comparison
- Socio-economic opportunities of the biobased economy in the south-west of the Netherlands
- Natural cork bottle stoppers: a stopper on CO2 emissions?
- The environmental footprint of mono-incineration of sewage plant sludge