Our work with the Sustainable Development Goals

At Lyras we acknowledge all 17 SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) however, it is not realistic to work effectively with all 17 goals. 
Thus, we have chosen to work strategically with 4 main sustainability goals, where we believe that we can make the most positive sustainable impact.

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Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation

Lyras strive to reduce the amount of water used in the process of pasteurization within the food industry. We work directly with this goal since our technology enables 60% less water use compared to the conventional pasteurization method. If our technology is implemented within the entire dairy sector, we would save 41,5 billion liters of water, each year, which is equivalent to 45 million peoples annual drinking needs! And this is only in the dairy sector. We can treat liquids as Juice, soft drinks and more!

We are well aware that this won’t eliminate our water problems, but it will reduce water scarcity throughout the world!

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Goal 7 – Affordable and clean energy

Our technology result in energy savings of at least 90% during the pasteurization process. Furthermore, the technology allows for a pasteurization process done solely on renewable energy, because it only uses electricity. Thus, helping companies to convert from black to green energy!

Traditional pasteurization requires a vast amount of fossil fuels for heating the product to a minimum of 72 degrees Celsius. With our technology we eliminate the need for heating and the need for fossil fuels, which have a direct and positive impact on the carbon footprint left by the pasteurization process.

Our energy efficient technology can save 40 million barrels of oil, each year if implemented in the entire dairy sector. We are thrilled to see the difference that our technology can have on a global scale, as we also serve industries such as plant-based beverages, eggs and more! 

Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

We at Lyras work intensively to make a difference in the world. It is never easy to change the world for the better, but through innovation and thousands of hours of development we have been able to create a cold pasteurization solution, that can change the liquid food industry! Furthermore, we are continuously developing and improving our technology to stay innovative, and to ensure that sustainable production methods become more accessible.

Currently, a staggering 20-25% of the total energy consumptions within dairies originate from the pasteurization and centrifugation process. Lyras innovative technology replaces the conventional pasteurization and centrifugation equipment and thereby decreases the energy consumption by 90% and the water consumption by 60%.

 

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Goal 17 – Partnerships for the goals

The SDGS can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.

We strive to be a healthy business founded on a sustainable solution to an existing problem in particularly the liquid food industry. To ensure a more sustainable industry we need to accomplish our goals jointly through strong relationship to national and international companies, as well as through strong partnerships and cooperation. We have established partnerships throughout the world, to help achieve our vision. We have partners in East Africa, New Zealand, India, South America, Thailand, Portugal and Spain.

It has always been very important for us, to give something back! Therefore, we collaborate with various organizations, universities and municipality to help share our sustainable knowledge.

We cooperate with Aalborg Municipality, with their initiative ‘sustainability festival’ where we and 16 of Northern Jutland’s most sustainable companies share their sustainable knowledge. The month-long SDG initiative ends with a Sustainable festival.

 

Statement regarding our work with SDG

We want our work with the SDGs to be as transparent as possible. If you have any questions regarding our work with SDGs and what we specifically do to ensure sustainability, we would happily answerer any questions that you might have, on contact@lyras.dk

Furthermore, we LOVE sharing our knowledge and inspiring others to work with sustainability! Therefore, we are always open for more partnerships, so feel free to contact us, if you want us to participate in sustainability related projects.

We have been acknowledged for our sustainable technology through several different nominations and awards. For example, we won Klima Boost 2020 for being the most sustainable danish scale up. 

You can see all of our nominations/awards here: Competitions

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