Creating Value from Animal By-Products

The Oregon Solutions Animal By-Products project explored economically viable, environmentally benign and socially acceptable options for processing the organic residues of slaughtering offal, other meat-based residues, and on-farm animal mortality into marketable products. The project pursued options that captured by-product value through energy production and nutrient recycling in addition to traditional rendering products.

Objectives

  • Commission a technology assessment and market study to assess possible animal by-products, review the current market, and identify possible technical solutions
  • Explore alternatives for developing financial proforma and appropriate business models; and addressing siting, permitting, and other regulatory considerations
  • Encourage and support private sector investment in long-term solutions

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