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Animal Rendering Services

Back when hunting was the primary way to get food, people made sure to use every piece of the animal — bones turned into tools, hides into clothing and fat into cooking ingredients. The same efficient approach can apply to today’s food production, too, with animal rendering services.

The North American Renderers Association (NARA) found that about50% of an animal is considered inedible— but that doesn’t mean unusable. Rendering is a way to reuse those parts of the animal typically considered waste. The rendering process allows people to turn animal by-products into valuable commodities, such as fuel, personal care products, animal feed and fertilizer. It even has significant benefits for converting wastewater into water and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.

We offer animal rendering services at Baker Commodities to help our customers make the most of their animal by-products.

What Is Rendering?

Rendering is recycling waste products, such as grease, hides and fat, to create new commodities. For instance, we can make rendered beef fat into oleic acid, stearic acid, glycerin or linoleic acid, as well as animal feed, biofuel and soap.

Animal rendering plants don’t use one set process. However, many of these materials are ground up and separated into fats and proteins, which are then purified or shaped according to the finished product’s needs.

Some of the waste products that we can work with include:

  • Fats.Processed in many different ways, such as rendering tallow or grease, for a wide range of products
  • Hides.Often cleaned and used for clothing
  • Blood.Typically dried, separated or turned into meal and used for added nutrition in animal food or fertilizers
  • Feathers.动物食品和菲经常变成了餐rtilizers
  • Organ meat.Ground up and used in various food sources

If your work processes include throwing away any of these items, Baker Commodities can take the waste off your hands and turn it into new goods, helping the environment and economy. One popular version of this is ourgrease management services, where we take and render used cooking oil — which often starts out as animal fat.

From those ingredients, animal rendering plants such as ours can provide materials for the production of:

  • Animal feed.
  • Fertilizer.
  • Biofuel.
  • Pet food.
  • Textiles.
  • Personal care products.
  • Cleansers and soap.
  • Various chemical products, such as paint, solvents and explosives.
  • Rubber.

What Are the Benefits of Rendering?

Animal rendering services offer a range of benefits for the environment, the economy and individuals:

  • Water reclamation:NARA asserts that 3.7 billion gallons of water that would otherwise be considered contaminated wastewater arereclaimed and returned to rivers and streams.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions:Animal rendering services create fewer greenhouse gases, sequestering five times as many greenhouse gases as they produce. Animal rendering has the same effect on emissions asremoving over 12 million carsfrom the road. Plus, biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels generate much lower carbon emissions.
  • Landfill waste:Within the U.S. and Canada, renderers collect62 billion pounds of raw materials a year. If all of that renderable material went to a landfill, it woulduse up the available spacein just four years.

As for economic benefits, this industry is very stable and generates value from otherwise worthless materials. It even supports food security and job creation.

Rendering Services From Baker Commodities

At Baker Commodities, we offer a wide range of animal rendering services to help you get more value from your products and positively impact the environment — all without a complicated process on your end. We can provide everything from pickup and collection services to the sale of products created from rendering.

We’re carbon negative and have been an industry leader since 1937. To learn more about our rendering services,reach out to a representative today.