Animal Co-Products Center dedicated

By Peter Kent

The new Clemson Animal Co-Products Research and Education Center was dedicated in March. This research initiative will serve the rendering industry, which collects and processes billions of pounds of animal remains, the inedible leftovers from meat production.

Clemson researchers will seek new ways to recycle fats and protein from food animal production to create a variety of value-added products, including bio-fuels, fertilizers, soap, rubber, and plastics. Also, the center will work to ensure the safety of rendered products for animal feeds and consumer products, promote environmentally sound practices, and provide educational opportunities in utilizing animal co-products.

For information: Annel Greene, 864-656-2123,