LCA: SoftAcid vs formic acid

Borregaard has engaged an independent third party to conduct a cradle to gate Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) on SoftAcid® V, as well as an environmental competitive comparison with pure formic acid. SoftAcid V surfaced as the overall most sustainable choice.

The study analyses the environmental impacts of the products, from raw materials to finished products, and monitors how environmental improvement in the value chain can reduce this impact. 


SoftAcid V consists of lignosulfonic acid and formic acid and is formulated for commercial feed production. It can be used in feed for all animal species.

NORSUS, one of Europe's leading research institutes for LCA and other environmental impact analyses, conducted this LCA study for SoftAcid V and pure formic acid in 2019. The LCA includes seven impact categories, and SoftAcid V has a lower impact than pure formic acid in all categories. Overall, SoftAcid V is the most sustainable choice of the two products, with lower CO2 emissions and consumption of fossil fuels.

By replacing pure formic acid with SoftAcid V you reduce your CO2 emissions by 38%.


Climate change (IPCC2013 GWP 100a v1.03)

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