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Fields of Innovation: Sustainability and Decarbonization Opportunities for Agricultural Supply Chains, Part 2 of 3

AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation — Sustainability and Debarbonization Opportunities for Agricultural Supply Chains (Part Two of a Three-Part Series)

This event is the second in a three-part series exploring the complexities of emerging markets to incentivize the lowering of carbon intensity for food and agricultural products.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is proud to present this series in partnership with Fields of Innovation 2023 sponsor, Bremer Bank, to investigate sustainability reporting via performing a Life Cycle Assessment, a decision-making tool for limiting carbon emissions. Join AURI for this virtual series in January, February and March 2023.

A recording of part 1 can be found here.

To reduce environmental impacts, many industries created alternative products and processes, but how do we determine whether these “green” alternatives are preferable to conventional ones? And by what means do we determine a product’s environmental impact? Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a practice that seeks to answer these questions and more.

The stages of a product’s life cycle include material extraction, processing, manufacturing, transportation, use, reuse, and waste management. An LCA is a holistic evaluation of the cumulative environmental impacts of each stage of a system and may be used to analyze products, processing and transportation, activities, organizations, and even cities – sometimes with surprising or counterintuitive results.

Join AURI Connects: Fields of Innovation on February 24, 2023 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT to learn about how LCA can define a framework for emissions reduction and guide businesses along the agriculture value-chain to lower carbon intensity scores with climate-smart innovations.