Dunbia and Dawn Meats invest in protein and fat recovery technology

Dunbia and Dawn Meats invest in protein and fat recovery technology

UK-based agri-food tech company Elemental has signed its first licensing agreement for its protein and fat recovery process technology with Dawn Meats and Dunbia.

Dawn Meats and Dunbia supply retailers, manufacturers and food service operators across the globe, working in 50 countries and processing 300,000 tonnes of meat each year. Elemental claims that its technology will enable the companies to capture up to 15% more human-edible food products for every carcase processed and help to reduce related emissions from transport.

Elemental says its food manufacturing process technology recovers food extracts in the form of proteins and fats which would otherwise be lost from the human food chain, producing fully traceable food ingredients which can be used in a variety of products including ready meals, gravy and soup.

“A major step forward”

Dean Hislop, chief executive of Elemental, said: “This deal marks a significant moment for Elemental, kickstarting the roll out of our technology. We have ambitious plans for sustained growth and helping to drive innovation in the meat industry. This agreement represents a major step forward in delivering on those plans.”

Added value

Niall Browne, CEO of Dawn Meats and Dunbia, said that the new deal promises significant commercial and environmental benefits for the businesses. He said: “The resulting yield improvement is the meat equivalent of 30-40 kgs per carcase, adding value across the supply chain. The installation of this new technology is also expected to deliver 20% of our annual Scope 1 reduction target, helping us to achieve an ambitious 58% overall reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.”

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