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Sustainability

As an industry that deals primarily with living organisms and meeting the basic human needs for food, we must consider sustainable approaches to health, food security and safety, and the environment.

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Green production

In addition to the implementation and certification of environmental management system Opens external link in new windowISO 14001, BIOMIN has carried out a full life cycle analysis (Opens external link in new windowISO 14040 & Opens external link in new windowISO 14044) to quantify the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of all products. With this, BIOMIN identifies and quantifies the environmental footprint from production, and weighs that against the performance enhancing effects of BIOMIN products in animals and the associated reductions in CO2 equivalent emissions.

ISO 14040 Approved Life Cycle Assessment
ISO 14001 Certified

Sustainability at BIOMIN and ERBER Group

Renewable energy in business

To address its own environmental footprint, BIOMIN started to invest in renewable energy in its day-to-day business operations. Office buildings and production plants are equipped with solar panels, better insulation technologies and capabilites for using bagasse biofuel for heat and energy production. As a result, more than 90% of the energy demand is covered by renewable energy sources.

At the new plant in Vietnam, office roofs are covered with grass, and the walls of the new facility are built of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks to conserve energy. Solar panels provide 30% of the energy that keeps the factory going.

The new BIOMIN headquarters, completed in 2015, has an insulated building shell, groundwater heating and cooling, and ventilation systems that include heat recovery and photovoltaic energy. The ERBER GROUP Campus is the first building in Austria to achieve platinum class LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the US Green Building Council.

BIOMIN Plant in Vietnam
ERBER GROUP Campus - New BIOMIN headquarters

Quality feed nutrition

Optimizing feed use and improving animal performance is linked to reduced GHG emissions from livestock operations. BIOMIN feed additives are designed to improve feed conversion and significantly reduce CO2 emissions in livestock production.

Comparative studies have shown that 1 tonne of CO2 emitted in the manufacture of a BIOMIN product yields an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions by up to 128 tonnes in broiler production. Besides positive impacts on feed conversion and weight gain, trials have proven that the inclusion of a matrix-encapsulated phytogenic feed additive (commercially available as Biomin® P.E.P. MGE) in feed contributes to a significant reduction in ammonia emissions in swine production by reducing the levels of fermentation products and increasing protein digestibility.

Effect of Digestarom® on ammonia emissions in growing-finishing pigs
Effect of Digestarom® on ammonia emissions in growing-finishing pigs

Nutrieconomics

The NutriEconomics® concept of BIOMIN combines nutrition, economics and the environment. The marriage of these three ideals within NutriEconomics® represents sustainable animal production that is both cost efficient and ecologically sensible. 

NutriEconomics®


Latest News

BIOMIN Global Mycotoxin Survey Highlights

1 March 2019 – Mycotoxin-related threats to the health and performance of farm animals continue to pose a challenge to the industry, according to the recently released results from the 2018 BIOMIN...

World Mycotoxin Report: Impact 2019

Fumonisins are still abundant at high concentrations in raw commodities in recent years, according to results from the latest annual BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

[WEBINAR] World Mycotoxin Report: Impact 2019

Molds that produce mycotoxins in grain and feed had a busy 2018. This year, animals and feed producers will begin to feel their impact.

What were the mycotoxin hotspots of 2018? How will mycotoxins...

Media

Science & Solutions No. 64 - Swine

In this issue: How to improve weaned piglet performance naturally; The effect of mycotoxins on swine fertility; Nutritional strategies to prevent postpartum dysgalactia syndrome in lactating sows

The Effect of Mycotoxins on Swine Fertility

Mycotoxins are found in most raw materials worldwide. The annual BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey indicates an increasing incidence of co-contamination, where more than one mycotoxin is found in each sample....

How to Improve Weaned Piglet Performance Naturally with Organic Acids and Phytogenic Feed Additives

Piglets are especially susceptible to infectious diseases because of their immature immune systems, and piglet health must to be protected to ensure the future success of the herd. When added to the...

Nutritional Strategies to Prevent Postpartum Dysgalactia Syndrome in Lactating Sows

Postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (PDS) in lactating sows is very costly, as it prevents the newborn piglet getting the vital early nutrition it needs to survive and thrive. Phytogenic feed additives...


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