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Bioenergy and bioproducts in the Australian red meat processing industry: A case study
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: 2018 ASABE Annual International Meeting 1800980.(doi:10.13031/aim.201800980)
Authors: Bernadette K McCabe, Peter W Harris, Thomas Schmidt, Diogenes L Antille, Seonmi Lee, Andrew Hill, Craig P Baillie
Keywords: Agro-industrial, Anaerobic digestion, Biogas, Blood products, Byproducts, Compost, Lagoons, Recycling of abattoir-derived waste, Slaughterhouse
This work provides an overview of closed-loop opportunities for the production of bioenergy and bioproducts using solid and liquid waste at Australian red meat processing facilities. Our investigations undertaken at one of Australia‘s largest processing plants have centered on developing tools and practices that better manage waste streams. This work will present results on biogas process optimization of a covered high rate anaerobic lagoon including addition of trace elements and investigation of crust management strategies. The use of solid organic waste in co-digestion and investigations into the reuse of paunch as a fertilizer are also provided. In addition, a review of value added products in the form of blood products was carried out to identify new opportunities in this area.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)