LCA analysis: SoftAcid Aqua M vs formic acid

NORSUS has conducted a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for SoftAcid® Aqua M and pure formic acid.

When comparing the seven environmental impact categories included in the LCA, SoftAcid Aqua M is the most sustainable choice.



SoftAcid Aqua M consists of lignosulfonic acid and formic acid and is used for the silage process of fish and fish by-products.

The LCA study was performed in 2019 by NORSUS, Norway’s leading independent research institute for LCA and other environmental impact analyses. The LCA includes seven environmental impact categories: climate change, ozone layer depletion, hotochemical oxidation, acidification, eutrophication, ADP elements and ADP fossil.
SoftAcid Aqua M has a lower impact than formic acid in all categories.

By replacing pure formic acid with SoftAcid Aqua M you reduce your CO2 emissions by 19%.

Climate change (IPCC2013 GWP 100a v1.03)

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