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25% reduction in the use of fossil based energy sources for production of Vivinal® GOS

August 3, 2018

Since its market launch in 2000, more than 160 million babies worldwide have been successfully nourished with our Vivinal® GOS (prebiotic) ingredient. It is an important ingredient in infant formula.

Sustainability is an important part of the strategy of FrieslandCampina. The use of renewable energy is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Using pyrolysis, a certified thermal renewable energy where the oil is extracted from biomass (wood chips), and biogas, a renewable energy that is used to produce green power from regional manure, means we can use fewer fossil-based energy sources. It enables a 25% annual reduction in the use of fossil-based energy sources in the production of Vivinal® GOS in Borculo, The Netherlands.