Welcome to the FEED-X Knowledge Bank

The goal of Feed-X is to enable at least 10% of the global food industry to adopt alternative nutrients into their value chains. This will help to significantly reduce the sector’s environmental impacts, particularly on deforestation, carbon emissions and unsustainable fishing practices.

We aim to remove the barriers to sustainably-fed, affordable food by 2025. We will do this by sourcing, testing, financing and scaling alternative feed ingredients, such as protein, oil and additives into the global feed industry. We see 3 gaps essential to address the barriers to adoption;

  • Knowledge gap
  • Procurement gap
  • Investment gap

This Knowledge bank is part of addressing the knowledge gap. The documents have been generated from implementing the first 4 stages of the 9 stage Project X model; Minimising Risk stages. We minimise risk to secure advanced commitment from a lead corporate to procure sustainable solutions at scale. These stages are where we have invested heavily in independent analysis experts to unpick the value chain and examine diverse risks to the adoption of sustainable solutions.

The potential solutions were scanned and a short-list of solution types suitable for pilot testing was identified and providers were invited to pitch their solutions to an independent selection panel. This was undertaken transparently to ensure industry-wide buy-in and consensus on the most appropriate sustainable solutions. You will find below at each stage, its outcome and a summary of what the document is about and its purpose in the minimising risk in the FEED-X programme.

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Stage 1 – Market Opportunity – to identify an industry leader that has at least 10% of the market to be shifted and to assess the over-arching risks, trends and drivers currently defining the value chain and find a lead company to take on the programme.

  1. FEED-X Background brief 2018
    Summary of key facts in the Background report that identifies the key players in the feed industry for different species, defines 10% in the context of the feed industry.
  2. FEED-X Market Opportunity Risk analysis 2018
    Summary of the traffic light risk assessment of the Salmon, Shrimp and Compound Feed value chains using WWF influenced multi-criteria for ESG risks.
  3. FEED-X Market Readiness Executive summary 2018
    Summary of key market opportunities for the future aquaculture industry, focuses on the role of feed companies, key trends in sustainability and novel ingredients.

Stage 2 – Problem Definition – to assess the key sustainability opportunities and risks in the value chain, its ability to adapt the existing procurement processes, and clarify the key points to intervene for maximum sustainability impact.

  1. FEED-X PD Categories Selection Brief 2018
    Summary of the innovation category selection workshop that defined the scope and criteria to be considered in the CDR process.
  2. FEED-X PD Categories to be De-Risked final 2018
    Paper that defines the 3 system categories and within those the 7 categories of innovation (89 ingredient solutions) to be assessed in the FEED-X programme for de-risking.
  3. FEED-X VCA Salmon and Shrimp Value Chain Summary 2018
    Summary of the key results from the value chain assessment analysis for both Salmon and Shrimp.
  4. FEED-X VCAA Shrimp PS & Country Profiles 2018
    First part of a two part analysis that summarises the 4 shrimp production systems and key elements of these in four key production countries in the 2nd part (i.e. Ecuador, Thailand, Vietnam and India).

Stage 3 – Category De-Risking – to assess the risks posed by scaling-up innovations which have the greatest potential to deliver sustainability gains in the value chain across 6 themes or lenses. The results enable finance, insurance and purchasing of the selected innovations.

  1. FEED-X CDR Economic Lens Midpoint PX CBE
    Legal compliance was assessed for US and EU regulations affecting feed ingredients for Salmon and Shrimp across the 7 category framework – including 89 feed ingredient solution options.
  2. FEED-X CDR Ethical Lens Animal Welfare Final 2019
    Report identifying the ethical performance criteria and assesses the performance of 7 categories of innovation against these criteria.
  3. FEED-X CDR Ethical Lens Social Wellbeing Final 2019
    Report identifying key social wellbeing performance criteria that companies in the supply chain need to assess themselves against to understand the social risks and trade-offs in choosing one supplier over another.
  4. FEED-X CDR Social Acceptability Lens Summary 2019
    Report summaries the key results from primary research investigating the social acceptance of innovative solutions in proteins and oils from consumers in 6 key salmon market countries; UK, China, US, France, Germany and Brazil.
  5. FEED-X CDR Integrated Sustainability De-Risking Exec Summary 2019
    Report summarises the results from the 6 lens (Nutrition, Environment, Ethical, Social Acceptability, Legal, and Economic) reports and the integrated risk assessment tool that combined results for the 7 categories – including the 89 possible ingredient solutions – creating a PX sustainability index. Hence creating de-risked categories of innovation.

Stage 4 – Search & Select – to take specifications and the shortlisted criteria identified in the CDR stage, and search for the best-in-class innovators to be tested in the programme.

  1. FEED-X S&S Brief Summary 2019
    Summarises the performance criteria underpinning the 6 lens sustainability index and presents a high level decision tree that guided the curation process used to assess the innovations that applied to the FEED-X programme.
  2. FEED-X S&S Innovation Database Analysis 2019
    High level analysis of the innovation data base created as part of the search and select process that targeted the de-risked categories of innovation.

Knowledge Transfer – to share transferable knowledge from the programme to the wider feed industry to enable the sustainability performance of 10% of the feed industry to be transformed through the purchase of alternative ingredients.

  1. FEED-X KXC Project X Engagement Strategy 2018
    High level report guiding effective stakeholder engagement for Project X, and highlighting the importance of the demonstration programme, FEED-X.
  2. FEED-X KXC Stakeholder Analysis 2019
    Analysis from CKIC partner identifying key stakeholders in the feed, aquaculture and animal production industry to engage in the knowledge transfer programme.
  3. FEED-X KXC Knowledge Transfer Programme Design 2019
    Presents the key work areas in the programme over the next 3 years that will deliver the FEED-X programme goal.
  4. FEED-X KXC RIC Flyer 2019
    Summarises the purpose and key activities of retailer engagement aimed at supporting the market pull.
  5. FEED-X KXC FEED-X Vision 2020
    Summary of the programme and its high level objectives.
  6. FEED-X LAPP Workshop 2019
    Workshop report where FEED-X programme was exploring a joint working arrangement with other alternative protein projects, facilitated by CKIC Nordic Hub.

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