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Craig Mostyn’s Plant Upgrade Enhances Process, Product Quality and Fuel Savings

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article image Craig Mostyn Group’s new Talloman red meat rendering facility at Hazelmere, WA

WA Minister for Agriculture and Food, Terry Redman recently inaugurated the new $10 million red meat rendering facility for the Craig Mostyn Group (CMG) at Talloman, Hazelmere in Western Australia.  

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Redman said that the investment reflected CMG’s commitment to continuous improvement and willingness to invest in upgrading its operations.  

Mr Redman said the new technology would not only improve meal recovery as well as tallow and meal quality but also save fuel costs of more than $1 million a year.  

The low temperature rendering plant employs waste heat evaporation and was commissioned after an analysis of the latest technologies available globally by CMG General Manager Recycling, Greg Lott, Talloman Divisional Manager, Andrew Bennett and CMG Engineer, Ray Clarke.  

Key advantages of the new technology: 

  • 40% reduction in gas usage
  • Significant improvement in wastewater quality as nutrients are removed from the wastewater stream and recovered as usable product
  • Improved product quality
  • Reduced use of chemicals and electricity in the wastewater treatment plant   
  • Reduced carbon dioxide emissions
  • Reduced water treatment costs

According to Mr Lott, low temperature rendering also significantly reduces odour emissions as the temperature in the process is insufficient to create volatilisation of organic compounds, which create odour in traditional high temperature rendering.  

The new plant will process about 100,000 tonnes a year of abattoir and boning room waste products in addition to producing usable products such as meat and bone meal as well as tallow.   

Effectively, the new plant will service the majority of the red meat industry including Gingin in the north as well as Tammin in the east and the south-west as far as Bunbury in addition to metropolitan retail and wholesale operations.  

Welcoming guests to the official opening, CMG Board Chairman, Jim Kennedy said that several years ago CMG’s Talloman business was at a crossroad, incurring significant costs in keeping a very old plant operational.    

The Board agreed to remain in the rendering business and invest $10 million in the plant upgrade.  

The opening of the state-of-the-art rendering plant underlines CMG’s ongoing commitment to WA’s meat industry, added Mr Kennedy. 

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