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DSM-Firmenich extends Sustell platform to shrimp industry

DSM-Firmenich has launched a shrimp module for Sustell, allowing shrimp farmers to map, reduce the full environmental footprint of their operations and meet environmental sustainability targets.

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DSM-Firmenich has launched a shrimp module for Sustell, allowing shrimp farmers to map, reduce the full environmental footprint of their operations and meet environmental sustainability targets.

It is the first ever online life cycle assessment (LCA) platform tailored to commercial shrimp farming. The new module offers on-demand environmental footprinting for shrimp production of all stages, from hatchery to nursery to growout, in addition to a feed module which is a critical contributor to LCA in any animal farming system. The new module was developed in collaboration with Grupo Almar, from Ecuador, one of the top 5 global shrimp producers, which will apply this technology across its farms as it looks to deliver on its sustainability ambitions.

“When we partnered with DSM-Firmenich last year, we knew we wanted to implement technologies that help us improve the environmental sustainability of our shrimp production,” said Wolfgang Harten, general manager/COO of Grupo Alma. “We knew when we chose Sustell, we would be able to go beyond measurement by taking ownership of our full environmental footprint, and now, with the new module for shrimp, we are able to take our sustainability efforts one step further.”

“With the introduction of a specific module for shrimp in Sustell, shrimp producers now have the platform available to conduct full lifecycle assessment at scale, ensuring a strong return on investment and providing credible and accurate footprinting,” said Louise Buttle, Sustell lead for aqua and global key account manager at DSM-Firmenich Animal Nutrition and Health. “Sustell unlocks new value opportunities for producers, from improving farm productivity to ecolabeling and sustainable finance, for example. Sustell for shrimp demonstrates our commitment and continued innovations to further develop the sustainable production of seafood from aquaculture.”

Sustell provides the food value chain with a credible, science-based approach to collecting farm data, measuring the environmental footprint, and mapping a course for further sustainability of the animal protein industry. 

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