System analysis of the environmental impact of foodstuffs production

Developing and using LCA data, coupled with a systems approach, our aim is to improve the efficiency of foodstuffs production systems from earth to table in both environmental and economic terms. Through our wholly owned subsidiary company, the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology (SIK), we have access to world-leading competence in methods of life cycle analysis, particularly for areas specifically concentrated on foodstuffs, such as marine products.

SIK also possesses an extensive LCA data base for a large number of products, putting us in a unique position to analyse production systems to identify potentials for improvement, to assess the effects of selection of raw materials by industry, and to reveal consumers' consumption patterns. 

SIK’s extensive experience and expertise in the foodstuffs sector include product safety and quality, which are central to system analyses of foodstuffs production, as they can be regarded as basic determinant factors or a type of boundary condition.  In recent year, competition for the use of land for foodstuffs or for energy crops has increasingly come to the fore, which means that our research is closely linked to the work of agricultural and energy systems scientists. 

Livsmedel och miljö

Ett effektivt miljöarbete i livsmedelsföretaget ger vinster på flera plan. Utöver de rena miljövinsterna förbättras säkerheten och ekonomin i produktionen. Företaget förstärker också sin image och konkurrenskraft. Read more...

Uthållig resursanvändning

Med teknisk kompetens och systemanalytiska verktyg och metoder bidrar SP till en mer hållbar resursanvändning inom bland annat energi-, jordbruks-, livsmedels-, återvinnings- och byggnadsområdet. Read more...

JTI - Institutet för Jordbruks- och Miljöteknik

JTI ingår i SP-koncernen. JTI är ett tekniskt jordbruks- institut med tydlig miljö- och energiprofil.Read more...

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Contact Persons

Thomas Angervall

Phone: +46 10 516 66 74

Katarina Lorentzon

Phone: +46 10 516 66 97

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Box 857, SE-501 15 Borås Phone +46 10-516 50 00, E-mail