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New technology and pilot process for recycling residual packaged fo od products for producing high-quality dry pet-foods

Objective



The project objectives are: Development, constructin and validation of an unpacking pilot process, to separate the package (bottles, glasses, tins, bricks, paper cardboard, and plastic covers) from the following by-products to be recycled, without altering their nutritional characteristics, specially their freshness: Products that have passed "the expiry date = the sell-by date". Products from mistakes in production. Products from mistakes in marketing. Products rejected by quality control or with broken packaging, etc. Products that are daily collected by bread manufacturers in the supermarkets. (Fresh bread not sold). The main problem for unpacking operations is the enormous diversity of by-products and materials. Development, construction and validation of the adequate pilot equipments to prepare, dosify and mix the dry and semimoist by-products to be recycled. Development, constructin and validation of a extrusion pilot process, including the injection process of "cream of fresh meat" to obtain, from the by-products, the following final products: High protein pellet pet-food, 72% of total production. Pet-food as a compound ingredient, 9% of total production. Semi-manufactured compound food (to pigs), 11% of total production. Manufactured compound food 4% of total production. Final compound food, 4% of total production. The main problem is the variation in final products composition, which must be limited to the 2% for every ingredient. The production rate will be as an average 1.42 Ton/hour (1.6 Ton/hour dog-food, 1.25 Ton/hour cat-food). The research approach to be followed can be summarised as follows. First, an unpacking pilot process will be developed, which will be constituted by a line of machinery with one common head. After, a recycling pilot process will be developed in which the treatment of the residual products is through an extrusion process The result of the project is the obtention, through the new recycling pilot process of high-quality pet-foods, extruded and with high protein content, and marketable, in a 70% as minimum, in the medium and high qualities (Premium) of the European market of dry pet-foods. These issues are relevant to the core group of SME proposers since it is formed by a specialist in recycling of food by-products (ROBI), in commercialisation and technical assistance and packaging on pet-foods (HUBERS), instrumentation systems manufacturer (NORVIDAN) and process equipment manufacturers (BRETECH, GIMON and SURIS).

Coordinator

Internationale Handelmaatschappij Robi BV
Address
25,Hekdijk-west 25
3961 MC Wijk Bij Durstede
Netherlands

Participants (8)

Almex BV
Netherlands
Address
10,Gerritsenweg 10
7202 BP Zutphen
Bretech Roestvast Staal
Netherlands
Address
24,Koematen 24
8331 TK Steenwijk
Bryon Technologies SL
Spain
Address
18,Johan Sebastian Bach 18
8021 Barcelona
CENTRO DE TECNICA Y CONTROL S.L.
Spain
Address
16,C/ Pi I Margall 32, 6° 2A
25004 Lerida
General Industrial Montajes S.L. Gimon
Spain
Address
Km 80,Ctra. N 152 Km 80
8512 Barcelona
Importa-Handel Hübers GmbH.
Germany
Address
29,Industriestrasse 29
46499 Hamminkeln
Norvidan Overseas Division
Denmark
Address
7-9,Stenhuggervej 7-9
5230 Odense M
Suris S.A.
Spain
Address
50-54,Calle Doctor Trueta 50-54
08005 Edif Barcelona