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Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Environment & Sustainability

Environmental research is an area that is becoming increasingly more weighted due to the convergence of seasons, the industries reliance on natural resources, the growing awareness of creating sustainable operations and agricultural environments.

Oct 12, 2020
This project aimed to explore how red meat processors can aggregate localised bio-wastes to help make distributed Waste to Energy (W2E) facilities more feasible in regional locations. A tool was ...
Jul 17, 2020
Hydrogen (H2) provides Australia’s red meat industry with the opportunity to simultaneously reduce energy costs, increase energy security and reduce emissions to air associated with fossil fue...
Apr 8, 2020
Smouldering combustion has emerged as an alternative treatment option for organic solid wastes with high moisture contents (80-85% wt). The key advantage of smouldering technology is that stable pro...
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Energy Sufficient Meat Processing Facility
Mar 23, 2020
This project looked to demonstrate that meat processing plants can become energy sufficient using technologies that are reliable and available as well as identifying gaps and further research requir...
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Emission Reduction Pathways and Opportunities for the Australian Red Meat Processing Sector
Nov 1, 2019
This project evaluated the likely cost implications for red meat processors under three different greenhouse gas emission pathways: 1. Australia’s current national emission reduction target...
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Enhanced Energy Recovery in Australian Industry through Anaerobic Co-digestion
Aug 20, 2019
The primary focus of the project was to improve the economics of biogas projects by maximising renewable energy recovery (and revenue) from anaerobic digestion infrastructure.
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Problem to Profit: Developing a sustainable feed base from agricultural wastes using single cell protein
Aug 20, 2019
Purple Phototrophic Bacteria (PPB) are an emerging technology that enables the treatment of wastewater streams while producing potentially valuable feed or feed additives. PPB technology shifts wast...
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National Livestock Animal Welfare RD&E: Capability and gaps analysis
May 10, 2019
The purpose of this application is to undertake a detailed analysis of current and future Livestock Animal Welfare RD&E capability and infrastructure, identify current and emerging gaps, and dev...
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NCMC energy & wastewater options assessment for energy self-sufficiency
Mar 30, 2019
This project involves an investigation into the most optimal wastewater treatment and energy solution(s) available to NCMC's processing and tannery operations at Cassino. The project is the first st...
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Investigation into sensor technologies to manage waste streams and optimise the use of their by-products
Jan 29, 2019
With an employment of less than 10%, the use of sensory technology for remote monitoring and control in the meat processing industry is not widespread. This research project was designed to assist&n...
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Evaluation of electrocoagulation as a wastewater treatment technology for meat processors
Nov 30, 2018
The project reviewed the effectiveness of electrocoagulation (EC) for treating wastewater streams from small-to-medium sized red meat abattoirs in Australia as a possible alternative to chemical coa...
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Struvite vs Traditional Chemical Phosphorus Precipitation
Jul 16, 2018
Phosphorus removal from red meat industry wastewater is currently performed by chemical precipitation, but there is increasing interest in struvite crystallization, as it produces a useable fertiliz...
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Oil and Grease Value Assessment Tool
Jul 13, 2018
Oil and grease (O&G) in meat processing wastewater has long been considered a difficult contaminant that must be separated in the primary wastewater treatment system, usually using a Dissolved A...
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Development of Reporting Tools for the Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System
Jul 13, 2018
AMPC, with assistance from the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC), has developed an industry best practice standard to address animal welfare compliance. This project is designed to establish a...
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Investigating Water and Wastewater Reuse and Recycling Opportunities
Jul 12, 2018
The main objective of this project is to progress water recycling and reuse in the red meat processing industry by providing a selection and assessment tool, incorporating cost benefit analysis (CBA...
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Investigation into Voltage Optimisation Technology for Abattoirs
May 8, 2018
Energy costs are one of the major operating costs in the red meat processing industry in Australia (AU$1M to AU$2M per year each in the top 25 processing plants), with primary energy sources includi...
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Strategic opportunities for water reuse and recycling at Australian abattoirs
Dec 11, 2017
The focus of this project was to identify the needs and opportunities to achieve water efficiency gains in Australian meat processing facilities through water conservation, reuse and recycling whils...
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Membrane systems for treatment and energy recovery of abattoir wastewater
Dec 11, 2017
The primary aim of this project was to investigate robust membrane technology for primary treatment of abattoir wastewater. A specific focus was on improved recovery fats and proteins for by-prod...
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