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30/11/2018

We’re hiring!

Blonk Consultants is looking for new team members who are ready to make the change to a healthy & sustainable food system.
30/11/2018
palm-oil-plantation

Update Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool

Deforestation is an important global problem: it has severe negative impacts on the planet and contributes to climate change. Deforestation is a form of land use change. A well-known example of deforestation […]
15/11/2018

Behind the scenes – integration of US crops from LCA Commons into Agri-footprint

In this article we share some of our insights on the integration of US crops from LCA commons into Agri-footprint, the LCA Food Database.
15/10/2018
veggie

Conference: Science and Technology for Meat Analogues

Wageningen Food & Biobased Research is hosting the conference ‘Science and Technology for Meat Analogues’ on 1 and 2 November 2018. During the conference the latest research findings and insights related to […]
02/10/2018

An exploratory comparison of the environmental efficiency of agricultural products

Every two years the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) publishes an Assessment of the Dutch Human Environment. These reports discuss the state of the environment, nature and spatial development in the country.
02/10/2018
Publicaties

Let’s meet @ LCA Food 2018

This year, LCA Food 2018 will be being held in Bangkok, Thailand. Bart Durlinger and Jasper Scholten of Blonk Consultants will be there from 16 to 21 October and look forward to […]
20/09/2018
Fruit & vegetables

Eating more sustainably: fruits and vegetables at the supermarket

For the Dutch Consumers’ Association (Consumentenbond) Blonk Consultants investigated the sustainability of fruit and vegetables for sale in Dutch supermarkets.
27/08/2018

Agri-footprint 4.0 now available in openLCA

Earlier this year we released Agri-footprint 4.0. This update includes USDA LCA Commons crop production data and some bug fixes. The latest version of Agri-footprint is now also available for the openLCA […]
26/07/2018

Opportunities of the Protein Transition for Flanders

Flanders aims to be the European leader in food. The growing interest and demand for ‘alternative’ proteins to replace meat (driven by various social trends) provides many potential economic opportunities for Flemish […]
23/05/2018
Sneak preview Optimeal

Sneak preview: First impressions of the Optimeal update

We have already announced that Optimeal is undergoing a substantial update. At the moment we are working hard behind the scenes to bring you the updated program. In the meantime we are […]
23/05/2018

Beer PEFCR approved by the European Commission

Earlier we announced that the Feed PEFCR (the first PEFCR) has been approved by the European Commission. On 20 April this year the Beer PEFCR was also given the green light, following […]
23/05/2018
Milieu-footprint methodiek tuinbouw

Environmental footprint methodology for horticulture

The demand for sustainably produced horticultural products is increasing. Consequently there is also a growing market for calculating the environmental footprints of horticultural products. While consumers and retailers want to know more […]
01/05/2018
Environmental impact of food products and their macronutrients composition

Environmental impact of food products and their macronutrients composition

In April Nicolò Braconi started his internship at Blonk Consultants. He is with us to do an interesting internship research project on environmental impact of foods and their macronutrient composition. First, we […]
23/04/2018

May we present… our new colleagues

In the past few months Janjoris van Diepen and Riki Hissink have joined Blonk Consultants, Janjoris as a senior consultant and Riki Hissink as a software developer. Masters student Nicolò Braconi is […]
18/04/2018
Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool

Improve agricultural data quality: multi cropping in Agri-footprint

Recently, Hans Blonk visited Brazil for a Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) stakeholder meeting. Improving the data on multi cropping will be one of the main topics of the upcoming GFLI data […]
15/03/2018
Wheat Agri-footprint

Behind the scenes – Seed application and seed production in Agri-footprint

We believe that transparency is essential in the development of sustainable agri-food chains, which is why we are more than happy to give you an impression of how we work ‘behind the […]