Food Chains

The food system faces one single challenge: get sustainable! This means production with lower carbon and nitrogen emissions, less biodiversity impacts, more vegetarian diets and equitable product prices.

CE Delft conducts environmental analyses of foodstuffs and advises on concrete improvements, analysing both environmental and economic impacts. We support government, industry and NGOs with research and consultancy, on issues all the way through from production to final consumption. Topics our interdisciplinary team works on include product and company analyses, economic instruments and policy advice.

Key fields of expertise

  • Innovative technologies and greener production
  • The protein transition
  • External costs
  • Phosphate recovery
  • Waste processing
  • Circularity

What can CE Delft do for you?

Policy advice and reviews

Combining our know-how on substance and policy, both national and European, CE Delft can provide robust advice on concrete policies to reduce the impact of our eating habits. We also have wide experience with ex post policy reviews.

Life Cycle Assessment

We use LCA to quantify the environmental footprint of food supply chains, from production of crops and agricultural inputs, processing, transport and consumption through to food waste. Read more

Tools and databases

We often transpose our analyses into practical software tools. An example is the Questionmark-app, which allows consumers to assess the environmental footprint of protein products.

Rapporten over ‘Food Chains

LCA of cultivated meat. Future projections for different scenarios
February 2021
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TEA of cultivated meat. Future projections for different scenarios
February 2021
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Proposals for the climate economy. Calculations for Friends of the Earth-Netherlands
September 2020
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