LBU joins Pet Food Manufacturer to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Leeds Beckett University (LBU) has collaborated with a pet food manufacturer on an initiative to audit and reduce the carbon emissions of its entire distribution chain.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme between Inspired Pet Nutrition (IPN), which is based in Dalton near Thirsk and has a base in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, and academic experts at Leeds Beckett University will last two years. The project is part-funded by the Government through Innovate UK.
Professor Christopher Gorse, researcher in the Leeds Sustainability Institute (LSI) at Leeds Beckett and project leader, said: “All large companies at the moment are progressing on a journey towards net zero – and IPN are already well on their way. They have already achieved carbon negative accreditation in relation to their on-site emissions, such as fuel and electricity consumption, known as ‘Scope 1 and 2’ of the International Greenhouse Gas Protocol”.
“This project will set up a framework to analyse and evaluate IPN’s ‘Scope 3’ emissions – the carbon produced within the supply – or value – chain. This is the most difficult to measure and will ensure that IPN are a truly sustainable company.”
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