A Review of Waste Solids Processing with Energy Capture Technologies

The scope of this study was to identify and provide information about waste to energy technologies and assess their likely suitability for solid wet wastes generated by the red meat processing industry, as an alternative to current waste management practices such as conversion of edible parts to meat and bone meal for animal feed, and composting of nonedible materials.

A range of technologies used for meat processing wastes or similar wet organic materials have been examined from technical perspective, and a practical viewpoint. Overseas examples of their use have been listed (where available) and major equipment suppliers have also been identified. Indicative unit costs have also be obtained where possible although such information is unreliable.