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Economical Utilisation of residues from slaughtering and meat processing

By utilising fresh raw materials, the process of producing meat and bone meal can be avoided and products of higher quality may be obtained.

Short Description

Status

completed

Summary

The project aims at utilising residues from slaughtering and meat processing. These raw materials are on the one hand available in bulk quantities. On the other hand the present a considerable hygienic and health risk that was highlighted by the recent BSE and MFD crisis. The conventional utilisation of these materials as fodder has therefore collapsed and is neither from the viewpoint of public health and animal well being nor from ethical aspects desirable.

Animal biomass however is a raw material source that requires considerable natural input for its generation. From the view point of sustainable development it is therefore irresponsible to either dump these raw materials unused or utilise them only on the lowest possible level, i.e. by generating thermal energy from them. The "diversion" of these raw materials, away from the food chain towards industrial utilisation is a must with regard to eco-efficiency as well as "source oriented" health care. Moreover it is a necessity to economically support the agricultural value chain in order to support valuable cultural landscapes.

The project is realised in three, strongly interwoven research modules:

  • AP 1: Innovative Products from by-products of slaughtering and meat- production
  • AP 2: Production and Isolation of high-value raw-materials from by-products of slaughtering and meat-production
  • AP 3: Adhesives and Plastics from by-products of slaughtering and meat- production

These modules have the common goal of providing a scientifically sound and, as far as possible, empirically supported base for decision for the realisation of a demonstration project. At the end of the project optimal technologies for utilising animal residues in general will be compiled, as well as a detailed proposal for a demonstration project, together with its economical, technological and ecological evaluation.

Apart from these implementation-oriented results the project will also generate important methodological experiences. Within the project, the method of process synthesis will be consequently utilised for the generation of a complex network for exploiting renewable resources. The experiences from this project may influence other projects in this area considerably from a scientific point of view.

Project Partners

Project management

Univ.-Prof.Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhart BRAUNEGG
Technische Universität Graz - Institut für Biotechnologie

Project or cooperation partner

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin MITTELBACH
    Institut für Chemie
    Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
    Heinrichstrasse 28
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 3163805353
    Fax: +43 (0) 316380695353
    E-Mail: martin.mittelbach@uni-graz.at
  • ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Michael Narodoslawsky
    Institut für Ressourcenschonende und Nachhaltige Systeme
    Technische Universität Graz
    Inffeldgasse 25
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8737465
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8737963
    E-Mail: naro@rns.tu-graz.ac.at
  • o. Univ. Prof. Dr. Franz Stelzer
    Institut für Chemische Technologie organischer Stoffe
    Technische Universität Graz
    Stremayergasse 16/1
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8738450
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8738951
    E-Mail: franz.stelzer@tugraz.at
  • DI Jose NETO
    Institut für Biotechnologie
    Technische Universität Graz
    Petersgasse 12
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8738412
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8738434
    E-Mail: jose@biote.tu-graz.ac.at
  • Mag. Hubert Fasl
    Institut für Chemische Technologie organischer Stoffe
    Technische Universität Graz
    Stremayergasse 16/1
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8738954
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8738951
    E-Mail: fasl@ictos.tu-graz.ac.at
  • DI Anneliese Niederl
    Institut für Ressourcenschonende und Nachhaltige Systeme
    Technische Universität Graz
    Inffeldgasse 25
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8737978
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8737963
    E-Mail: niederl@rns.tu-graz.ac.at
  • Alexander Wolf
    Institut für Chemische Technologie organischer Stoffe
    Technische Universität Graz
    Stremayergasse 16/1
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-8738455
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-8738951
    E-Mail: wolf@ictos.tu-graz.ac.at
  • Bernd NEBEL
    Institut für Chemie
    Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
    Heinrichstrasse 28
    8010 Graz
    Tel.: +43 (0) 316-3805335
    Fax: +43 (0) 316-380695353
    E-Mail: bernd.nebel@uni-graz.at
  • Ingrid SEIDL
    Institut für Chemie
    Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
    Heinrichstrasse 28, 8010 Graz

Contact Address

Petersgasse 12
8010 Graz
Tel.:+43 (0) 316-8738412
Fax: +43 (0) 316-8738434
E-Mail: braunegg@biote.tu-graz.ac.at

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