Values from by-products of slaughter and meat processing - Report for 2009




Guðjón Þorkelsson, Ágúst Andrésson, Óli Þór Hilmarsson, Ásbjörn Jónsson, Ólafur Reykdal

Supported by:

Agricultural Productivity Fund


Guðjón Þorkelsson

Strategic Scientist

Values from by-products of slaughter and meat processing - Report for 2009

The project is about making value from by-products of slaughter and meat processing. The technical goal was to adapt and develop processing methods that transform by-products from cheap human food, feed and waste into expensive special products that will be sold to customers in other countries. The aim of research and education was to participate in and strengthen cluster collaboration and promote the training of young scientists. The project is for two years. This is a report on the previous years of the project, during which research and development projects were carried out on products from the intestines and rumen, improving the utilization of blood and offal. Freeze-drying of organs for drug and biochemical production also began.

The project is about creating more value from slaughter and meat processing by ‐ products. The technical aim is to adapt and develop processes to convert by ‐ products from being low value food, feed and waste to high value products for export. The aim is also to train young scientists by allowing them to take part in the project. This is a status report from the first year of the project. The project included:

- Development of casing processes

- Better utilization of organs and bloods

- Freeze drying of products for biotechnological development

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