Organic and inorganic waste management at abattoirs

Project 1/3:
The focus of this project was to assess the requirements to treat, store, or otherwise transform paunch into a usable product for on farm use.

The aims of the project were twofold:
i) to validate the criteria for paunch stabilization and
ii) to determine the application rates for on farm use.

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Project 2/3
This project aims to help understand the factors that have held back the implementation of paunch as a waste to energy stream and to start the process of turning this waste product into a valued commodity.

This project investigated the drying rates, equilibrium moisture content and calorific value of paunch waste.

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Project 3/3:
This project investigated how inorganic waste streams can be avoided, reduced, reused or recycled via projects that provide a Return on Investment (RoI).

The industry has made significant efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of red meat processing, however further improvements can be made through better informed procurement; investment in innovative technologies, processes, and practices; training of staff; and ensuring sustainable use of resources in a responsible and efficient manner.

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