It's in our nature.

Sustainability starts at the source

At Future Fields, we’re on a mission to build the most sustainable biomanufacturing platform on the planet.

This means that our process has to be just as green as our product.

Our goal is to create the largest and most sustainable biotech manufacturing platform on the planet

It's greener to give

Future Fields is now a proud member of the 1% for the Planet® community.

Current Initatives

Commitment to Sustainability

Our vision is a future where embracing the full human experience does not compromise the health and viability of humanity and the planet—a future where the innovative bioproducts that feed, heal, and fuel the world have a net positive impact on people, animals, and the natural environment.

At Future Fields, we are committed to ensuring that our business practices fully support this vision. We aren’t striving for perfection, but we know that every climate action counts.

Our Green Team

Led by our Sustainability Associate, our Green Team works on identifying new and improving current sustainable practices in the lab. This is a crucial step in our advancements towards a more sustainable production process.

 

Learn More About Greening Your Lab

We love to share and collaborate on all things green. Start a conversation with us at sustainability@futurefields.io.

My Green Lab

my green lab logo

My Green Lab is a global non-profit organisation with a mission to build a global culture of sustainability in science. MGL offers sustainable lab certification as well as ambassador accreditation programs. Future Fields is currently undertaking My Green Lab certification, and is members of both the My Green Lab Ambassador group and the My Green Lab Science Leaders in CSR group.

Waste Management

Future Fields team members gathered around Styrofoam to be recycled.

Plastics No More

We minimise single-use where we can, but some is unavoidable in a lab setting. For these, we collaborate with Level 7 Plastics, a local organisation, to take our used lab plastics and turn them into consumer goods.

 

Styrofoam 2.0

Our supply chain involves some styrofoam usage. To minimise our impact, we collaborate with Styro Recycle, a local company that collects Future Fields’ used Expanded Polystyrene (EPS, or Styrofoam) for their circular economy initiative. Styro Recycle densifies EPS into a recyclable form that can be used to produce manufacturing beads and other products.

 

Collaborate With Us

Want to partner with us for the greener? Reach out to sustainability@futurefields.io.

Repurposing Facilities

Our office and lab is currently located in a 14,000 square feet brownfield development in downtown Edmonton. Originally built on the rail line for industrial storage, the facility has also been a mechanical shop, a home builders' studio, and a pop-up art hall. By repurposing this brownfield development as our headquarters, we're able to prevent additional environmental degradation from building on greenfield land.

How We Ship

Hand holding a bottle of lyophilised Ento-F fibroblast growth factor

Currently, we ship our products in a lyophilised state.

Compared to traditional shipping methods (which often use ice), shipping lyophilised products is lighter and faster.

It also requires less styrofoam and less energy for freezing, as well as reduces the likelihood of spoilage.

Biology, for better

Our EntoEngine™ harnesses the genetic prowess of the common fruit fly. We deliberately chose Drosophila melanogaster (D. mel) as our recombinant protein expression system because of its sustainable advantages.

Compared to traditional recombinant protein production methods, our insect-based EntoEngine™:

• Uses less water and energy
• Has a smaller land footprint
• Emits less GHG
• Has valuable “waste products,” contributing to the circular economy

We see a future where embracing the full human experience does not compromise the health and viability of humanity and the planet.

 

Talk green to us at sustainability@futurefields.io.