Organic and inorganic waste management at abattoirs
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.
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.
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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