Aker BioMarine Launches 2030 Sustainability Goals

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Antarctic krill in the water column of the Southern Ocean off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula

Lysaker, Norway—Aker BioMarine has launched “ambitious” sustainability goals for 2030, according to a press release.

“We consider ourselves pioneers at Aker BioMarine, which for us means that we want to lead our industry in a more sustainable direction,” said Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine, in the press release. “As a company, we make no excuses when it comes to meeting our targets. We are forging a new and more planet-friendly path, tackling challenges, embracing technology, and making more sustainable choices than ever done before in our industry.”

Aker will:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions per ton of krill produced by 50% by 2030, and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
  • Deploy the use of green ammonia to power company vessels to reduce emissions
  • Ensure full circularity on all of its principal waste streams
  • Support and drive AION, the newly launched circular company that will repurpose all product and plastic waste into new products such as shopping baskets and food trays
  • Reduce the amount of fuel used to locate krill through use of ocean drones and flying drones
  • Decarbonize aqua and animal feed by delivering low-carbon marine ingredients
  • Maintain unconditional Marine Stewardship Council certification and ensure transparency in vessel operations

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“These sustainability goals support our overall purpose—to improve human and planetary health—and make this purpose even more tangible,” Johansen concludes. “Every single person working in Aker BioMarine is involved in achieving these goals, and we will work across the company’s entire value chain to make sure we lead the way to a net zero end.”