Alkaline Dehydration Rendering Technology

The ADT alkaline dehydration rendering technology was born out of the remoteness of the Australian outback where potentially valuable protein material was being wasted without a small, simple and economical rendering process being commercially available. The original process was developed by an animal nutritionist working in these areas where the resultant protein meals could be utilized in animal rations. At this stage of the development, Transmittable Spongiform Encephalopathy’s (TSE) were of no consideration in animal feeds. After some initial trials a small plant was set up and operated successfully. From this original idea from Down Under a process has been developed that will revolutionize the world rendering industry.

Control Infectivity

The original plant was operational before BSE became any kind of an issue in Europe or elsewhere in the world. After the science of TSE was studied, it was soon recognized that the process would control the infectivity of TSE in meat and bone meal (MBM). Since then ADT Rendering has been making steady progress compiling the scientific data necessary for proof of inactivation of TSE in MBM. More recently ADT Rendering has concentrated on the safe and economical processing of Specified Risk Material (SRM) free from any TSE activity.

The impact of TSE in the world over the past decade needs little explanation. The gain in scientific knowledge of TSE over this period is extensive but despite large Research budgets and superb intellectual input this knowledge remains incomplete.

Animal protein remains an important and integral part of the world protein balance. The ability to produce MBM free of TSE for the inclusion in animal rations is an integral part of the total protein balance along with the economic considerations to industry. Additionally where MBM may be used for purposes other than animal rations, in almost all cases there is a need for the MBM to be TSE free.

ADT has the process to ensure TSE free material can be safely and economically produced.