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Betafin® Natural Betaine Lifecycle Analysis

This ‘life cycle analysis’ (LCA) has been completed to draw attention to the differences between DuPont's Betafin® natural betaine. and synthetic equivalents. Life Cycle Assessment quantifies and interprets the impact on environment (including emissions to air, water and land, as well as the consumption of energy and other material resources), over the entire life cycle of a product. The key points from the LCA are:This paper documents the findings of a comparative LCA of betaine production by three alternative pathways: natural betaine from DuPont (Betafin® natural betaine) and two synthetic betaine products relevant in today’s marketplace.The assessment results demonstrate (see Section 2, Figures 4 and 5) that with regard to carbon footprint (contribution to global warming potential) Betafin® natural betaine production is 76-80% less impactful than the synthetic alternative pathways. Betafin® natural betaine outperforms the synthetic alternatives in 9 of the 13 total impact categories considered in the study, leading to a significantly less impactful and more sustainable product for our environment.
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Product / service: Natural betaine
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Species: Multi-species
Authors: Danisco Animal Nutrition
Doctype: Brochures & Datasheets
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Keywords: natural betaine osmosis, carcass, quality
Production challenge(s): Gut health, Heat stress
Diets: All diets
Brands: Betafin® Natural Betaine
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