Donau Soja / Europe Soya
a climate friendly Alternative
And finally it is all about soya.
More than 35 M tonnes of soybean equivalents are annually imported to the EU-27. Although the demand of soya for human consumption has increased in recent years, the lion’s share of soya production is used for animal feed. In the production of animal-based food, relevant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions already emerge during animal feed production.
Since March 2020, Donau Soja has commissioned the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) Austria to investigate how using Donau Soja / Europe Soya-certified soya products impacts the carbon footprint of food and feed products. Additionally, since 2021 Blonk Consultants (Netherlands) analysed the environmental footprint of Donau Soja / Europe Soya-certified soybean production in different European countries.
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Minus 90%: Donau Soja discloses environmental data of soybeans!
Blonk Consultants assessed the environmental impact of Donau Soja/Europe Soya vertified soybeans in Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine and Romania. With a CO2 footprint of around 0.3-0.4 kg CO2 equivalents per kg soybean, Donau Soja/Europe Soya account for half of the emissions compared to average European soybeans and avoid more than 90% of emissions compared to Brazilian soybeans with a deforestation background.
Minus 49 percent!
Thuringian poultry farm Teichweiden reduces CO2 pollution in egg production
New ways to climate-friendly egg production
German laying hen farms can massively reduce their CO2 emissions if they rely on regional certified soya and other domestic legumes. Compared to the average German egg, the feed mix at Teichweiden – in addition to other factors – leads to an impressive CO2 reduction of around half!
Following the example of the Teichweiden poultry farm, approximately 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 per year can be avoided throughout Germany. This corresponds to the emissions of the entire population of the Thuringian city of Jena.
Donau Soja’s Regional Climate Partnerships
By supporting short and transparent soya supply-chains within Europe, Donau Soja strenghtens rural development and contributes to reducing CO2 emissions of the agri-food system in Eirope.
Find out, how Regional Climate Partnerships reduce the carbon footprint of the European agriculture and create local value with sustainable European non-GM soya.