EDL recognised the high-cost that abattoirs and the environment pay to have animal waste removed and converted, burnt or put into landfill. This drove the vision for EDL to create a solution which takes all organic waste from abattoirs on-site and turns it into a very valuable and soil enhancing, organo-mineral fertiliser. Our allied nutrient recovery process also captures high-quality edible fats and nutrient dense protein that is currently lost from the human food chain, reducing the nutrient value of the beast, making the economic cost of meat protein higher that it can be.
One place where technology has been less quick to be adopted is livestock production, including beef, dairy, and other segments of the supply chain that puts meat and milk products on our plates.
EDL has focussed its food and agri tech developments on enhancing the capture of meat-based proteins and related by-product management to gain additional value off-take streams from waste lines.
Whilst our combined process is focussed on the beef industry, we can also achieve the same conversions in lamb, pig, poultry and fish. For other types of organic waste, our patented process is also able to quickly convert it into organo-mineral fertiliser with zero waste.
With alternative meat products like plant-based proteins and lab-grown meat moving from the limelight to the spotlight, there’s a good reason for the beef industry to see where agri and food tech can help better address consumers’ concerns and demands including traceability, authenticity, quality and sustainability. EDL’s technology helps the beef industry to evolve and provide more transparency around how products are being fully utilised and about how they operate and their improvements in sustainability.
By-product related waste represents a total loss of the product’s nutritional value and the natural resources required throughout the entire production process, and, consequentially, retaining these in the food chain has a greater greenhouse gas impact than waste management earlier in the production chain. The additional recapture of carbon compounds in the fertiliser before being replaced in the soil completes our circular process.
EDL have designed a partnership structure for primary business development to add value back to the beef producers and ensure a great return on investment for the companies, consumers, share holders and the environment- a virtuous and profitable circle.
According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), there are almost 2m head of cattle killed for meat per annum in the UK. This throughput and our associated by-product solution provide an opportunity for significant financial and environmentally positive effects on the UK abattoir market. Our process also resolves the same challenges presented by chicken, fish, pig and sheep production where we can capture their previously lost high-quality protein and fat.
The resulting offtake products impact input costs and output value chains whilst keeping the market supplied with fully traceable, authentic food products.