The Facts About Phosphorus
Phosphorus is an important nutrient for both plant and animal growth: it is used as a high value feed ingredient for pets, poultry, pigs and aquafeed, or as a fertiliser. Phosphorus is made by crushing bones, degreasing, then demineralising with diluted hydrochloric acid before the calcium-phosphate is precipitated. This publication describes how Phosphorus can be produced and used.
The Facts About Aquafeed
Processed Animal Protein delivers a nutritious cost-effective feed for aquaculture whch is an increasingly important method of food production that involves the farming of fish, molluscs and crustaceans. Nearly 2.5 million tonnes of farmed fish were produced in Europe in 2014 out of a global total of 101 million tonnes.
The Facts About Rendering
All industries create by-products that need to be reused, reprocessed or disposed of. Animal production and slaughter is no different, and the natureof the by-product presents particular challenges. This publication describes how rendering supports a safe, reliable and sustainable supply chain for animal products.
The Facts About Edible Animal Fats
Edible fats are an important output of the rendering industry. Fats such as lard, suet and dripping are widely used in European cuisine and are a source of energy, vitamins and fatty acids. Taken from the same carcasses as prime cuts of meat, edible animal fats enhance the taste and texture of food.
The Facts About Biofuels and Bioliquids
Biodiesel is Europe’s most widely used biofuel. It can be produced from a range of raw materials including rapeseed, palm oil and rendered animal fat. Using rendered fat is a sustainable option compared to other options for transport fuel.
Rendering in Numbers
The rendering industry handles 18 million tonnes of waste in Europe each year. This is reprocessed into fuel, feed, fertiliser and a range of other uses. This infographic has all the key numbers about the European rendering industry.