Originally used specifically for the production of soap and candles, animal fat, or tallow, has made significant technological strides. It is now refined, split or altered in chemical structure to satisfy the needs of hundreds of commercial uses, such as stearic and oleic acids as well as glycerine.
Importantly, tallow can be used as an alternative to traditional fuel oils to raise steam in the rendering process. A much cleaner and renewable alternative that sits well with our environmental culture.
Meat and Bone Meal
Meat and Bone Meal is the solid material that remains once the fat is removed from animal tissues during the rendering process. Traditionally this material was used as an animal feed ingredient but due to the ban on using it in this way, it is now used as a fossil fuel replacement in electricity generation and cement plants in the UK.