The effect of Excential Energy Plus (a nutritional emulsifier) on the environmental footprint of broiler production was measured on the basis of a series of scientific trials (University of Lavras, Brazil) in a collaboration with Blonk Consultants, a leading firm in the application of LCA systematics related to agriculture, that collaborates on governmental level as advising body. LCA is a technique to evaluate the environmental impact associated with the life of a product or service from cradle to grave. Product Environmental Footprint Guidelines (PEF) of the European Union were applied as methodology for the calculations.
The performance effect of Excential Energy Plus in these trials were representative for the whole collection of scientific trials performed with the product, as well as for the effects observed under practical conditions.
The objective of the study was to assess the footprint of broilers fed with and without Excential Energy Plus, in view of several environment impact categories: climate change, eutrophication, acidification and land use (change).