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Friday, January 12th, 2024 10:56 AM

Energy Consumption

How much energy is consumed solely in the production process of your oat milk?

17 Messages

5 months ago

Hey Nils, 


what a great question! 


The short answer (and probably the ever-most-unsatisfying one): it depends. As you may know, for the European market we have different production facilities - Landskrona in Sweden and Vlissingen in the Netherlands. Hence, the percentage of renewable energy used in the process of creating our oat delicacies differs at those sites which means that depending on the Oatly product you purchase, its originating factory and the respective production conditions might well impact the energy part of the final product's carbon footprint that you can see on the packaging (CO2e labels). 


However, our ambition is to source 100% renewable energy by 2029, for both electricity and thermal energy, for all sites that produce Oatly.


As you were mentioning this interesting topic via mail to us already: here on OatlyFans we put together a little summary about a Life Cycle Assessment (where energy surely also plays a big role) commissioned in 2022 in which the climate impact of our Barista Edition was compared to cow's milk. No spoiler for the result here, so you might want to give that one a read. Apart from that, I would really recommend you to check our Sustainability Report for a deeper dive into the topics of sustainability, carbon footprint and climate impact including energy use.


If you remain with questions after following all that oatnerdy material, please feel free to reach out again!



Marlene at Oatly