LIFE RENDER

With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on environment, the European Commission released the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) as a single metric to measure, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products. To increase consistency of PEF studies, the European Commission works on Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) with technical guidance for specific product category. Product Environmental Footprint is often too complex for Small and Medium Enterprises and the European Commission has identified some key actions: provide initial tools that support SMEs and make sure that PEFCRs represent a simplification in the application of PEF.

Life-RENDER aims to demonstrate under real conditions the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of an innovative tool enabling the realization of PEF and PEFCR-compliant studies by SMEs from the Food and Drink sector and the identification of focused environmental measures. The project will promote the implementation of the Environmental Footprint Methodology at European level as key tool to assess and to communicate life cycle environmental performance to business consumers and stakeholders.

NEWS/EVENTS
09/02/2018
» Life RENDER presented to the Dairy Sector working group of the ETP Food for Life-Spain

Life RENDER was presented last 29th January 2018 to the working group of the technological platform Food for Life Spain from the Dairy Sector. As leader of this ETP, FIAB introduced the project to the members of the group, represented by all the stakeholders of the food supply chain. Attendee to the meeting were invited to get involved in Life RENDER project, either as Pilot Companies during the demonstration activities in Spain or as project advisors.

09/02/2018
» Time to put on the map Life RENDER!

First Life RENDER presentation took place during the meeting of the Research Group of FoodDrinkEurope in Brussels on November 28, 2017. FoodDrinkEurope is the EU-umbrella federation for F&D companies.
The project was also presented during in the framework of the scientific-technical seminar on "Environmental Impacts Indicators of food products" organized within the Water Observatory on 12th December 2017. The objective of the event was to share knowledge and create a debate on food sustainability and the important role of the consumer in this field.

28/11/2017
» Life RENDER kicked off

Last 7th November 2017 Life RENDER kicked off in Bilbao with the attendance of all the project partners named Inkoa, Actalia, ANIA, CLS, Deloitte, FIAB and FIPA. During the meeting, the technical progresses made on the preliminary activities of the project were reviewed, as well as the Management, Monitoring and Dissemination actions established to achieve the optimal development and sustainability of Life RENDER.

We have a great and exciting challenge ahead!