Slaughterhouse Waste

Slaughterhouse waste is biomass. It includes bones, organs, hooves, and other inedible animal parts leftover after all the edible parts of the animal have been removed. Dead stock is also biomass waste. This includes animals that have died from disease, road kill, and spoiled meat.

Traditionally, both dead stock and slaughterhouse waste is shipped to a rendering plant where it is further processed into useful products. These products are sold as a source of protein and other nutrients in the diets of dairy animals, poultry, swine, pet food, cattle feed, and sheep feed.

One estimate states that some 40 billion pounds of slaughterhouse wastes like blood, bone and viscera, as well as the remains of millions of euthanized cats and dogs passed along by veterinarians and animal shelters, are rendered annually into livestock feed. However, the current disposal options are completely disappearing in a number of cases. New regulations, such as those surrounding disposal of specified risk material (as a result of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE) and avian flu outbreaks are increasing the livestock industry’s demand for alternative high temperature waste disposal technologies.

The ROC processes untreated slaughterhouse waste, without odour or pollution, and destroys all furans, dioxins and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in line with The Canadian Food Inspection Agency guidelines. Thermal and electrical energy is produced to enable full operation of processing plants and facilities. This makes it an ideal closed loop solution for production, clean safe disposal and self-sustaining energy production.