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Product CO2e / kg Studies

American cupped oyster (farmed)

0.65
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of American cupped oyster (farmed)
You can consume
4.15
kg of American cupped oyster (farmed) to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: American cupped oyster | Oyster | Sea food | Food

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Seafood carbon emissions tool American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Farmed, System: Bottom culture, Notes: To date only one oyster LCA study has been published. Oyster production does not require the use of feed inputs, so emission are primarily the result of energy use during seed production and vessels and vehicles during grow-out. Overall energy inputs are relatively low compared to other systems, although higher than that of other bivalves such as mussels. As with other bivalves, emissions rates are higher when assessed per unit of protein due to the low edible portion of protein yieldoysters in particular produce a very small quantity of protein, so assessment on the basis of protein increases their relative impact dramatically.
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