The Global Feed LCA Institute (GLFI) and database


Tool Type

Traceability | Standards

Risk Type

Climate change | Environmental

Feed Ingredients

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Animal proteins (LAP/PAP)

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Aquaculture trimmings

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Oil palm

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Single-cell proteins (SCP)

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Vitamins & minerals

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Wild capture fisheries

What is it?

The Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) is an independent animal nutrition and food industry institute that is developing a publicly available Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) database. 

The Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) database includes LCAs of raw materials from various regions in the world to support the environmental assessment of animal nutrition products and continuous environmental improvement within the animal nutrition and food industry.

The GFLI offers 1) a commercial license for in-house company use of GFLI data for analysis, research, development, reports, presentations, and communications, and 2) a developer license for integration of GFLI data into a software/tool accessible to third parties, consultancy services, or other cases where third parties have access to (part of) the GFLI database.

How to use it?

The GFLI database – Version 2.1 October 2023, includes more than 1800 datasets – and has three different aggregations of the data available for use:

Multiple plant-based and marine feed ingredients are included from multiple countries obtained from GLFI, Canadian, European, UK, and US sources. 


An LCA is a method to evaluate the use of resources and emission of pollutants during the life cycle of a feed ingredient.