ECOBLOOD - ECOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF BLOOD IN SLAUGHTERHOUSES
Slaughterhouses produce animal by-products such as blood, bones and fat that, according to EC regulation 1774/2002, are transported to specialised facilities for safe processing. The service often incurs significant cost, and results in impacts and risks connected to frequent collection and transfer. ECOBLOOD provides a solution for processing animal blood inside slaughterhouses. The project implements a first market application of the technology at a typical Italian medium-sized slaughterhouse (Olivieri). The solution comprises a blood coagulator (BF5 plant by Slaughtering) and a membrane filtration treatment (MBR5 plant by Euromec). The outputs include a good quality water effluent that can be recycled in-house for non potable uses, and a blood meal that can be used to produce biogas at farm facilities. The solution will be also tested in the premises of potential clients to favour its exploitation and provide further data for monitoring environmental and economic impacts. The project foresees a business plan to commercialise the technology, and dissemination activities to support its market uptake. The project lasts three years and is coordinated by SGI, an environmental engineering consultancy.
Environmentally friendly solution for blood processing in slaughterhouses that contributes to water reuse and biogas production
Provide an environmentally friendly solution and a replicable model of best practice for processing blood inside slaughterhouses by promoting material reuse and recycling(one of technology’s output - clarified water - can be employed for non potable uses in slaughterhouses, whereas the other output - blood meal - can be used to produce biogas)
Contribute to decreasing environmental impacts of road transport related to blood transfer from slaughterhouses to rendering facilities.
Result in drafting a business plan for technology’s replication and uptake across the European market, implementing a set of dissemination actions as well as preparing publicity materials to support technology’s commercialisation.
Analyse the potential for selling blood meal to farm biogas facilities located near slaughterhouses
Monitor the environmental and economic impacts of the proposed technical solution.