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Footprint and Life Cycle of your Biostimulant. How to see if your product deserves to enter the EU market?

During the last few years, the demand for products and services has increased, and the fertilizer industry has been no exception. In view of this growth, there has been a need to implement various sustainable production practices to avoid environmental impacts, making efficient use of non-renewable resources and taking responsibility for the release of emissions into the atmosphere.
In this context, an assessment of the environmental impacts related to biostimulant products could be a very beneficial approach for companies to determine environmental performance across a broad spectrum of bio-based products. One of the most widely used and scientifically based methodologies is Life Cycle Analysis, which provides a clear cradle-to-grave framework for quantifying impacts and helping to achieve objectives within the circular economy.
Many companies producing biostimulants rely on this LCA to support the transition of the value chain to a more sustainable approach. At Kaeltia Consulting, we consider all variables, analyzing the production process and identifying viable solutions to reduce the environmental impact. We work hand in hand with our clients, providing customized diagnostics and going into the study in detail, focusing on the scope and limits of the study.
There are several parameters to be assessed within fertilizer products, especially biostimulants, within the LCA, such as nutrient recuperation, evaluation of composting technologies, raw materials from agricultural biowaste, among others, describing possible environmental impacts from a prospective approach and identifying changes that will have significant repercussions on the final product and providing advantages within the global market.
There is a tendency in the market for more sustainable products and with a lower carbon footprint, we can see it in the daily choices of clients who apply more environmentally friendly products and companies that opt for these tools to formulate products from different raw materials such as algae or microorganisms, giving as a priority an environmental improvement, significant contributions to the soil and optimal care of plant health.
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