European Union institution - feasibility study to convert poultry feathers from discarded waste into valuable raw materials

Farrelly & Mitchell was selected as a leading member of a consortium charged with developing the methods and strategies needed to successfully drive the initiative to its ultimate objective.  The project is seen as significant in terms of Europe’s efforts to progress the circular economy.

The solution: In Europe 3,6 million tonnes of feathers are generated per year as waste from the poultry sector. Around 25% is used for animal feed or fertilisers while the rest is disposed in landfills or incinerated. Feathers contain nearly 90% keratin, a valuable protein and potential source for biodegradable materials.

The project aims to develop efficient conversion techniques for feather processing, enabling large-scale manufacturing of feather-based raw materials.

The core of Farrelly & Mitchell’s work on the project is dedicated to removing or minimising the many technical, logistical and market hurdles hindering the supply chain. The ongoing work facilitates profitable value chains and easy market uptake of keratin-based products.

The feasibility studies carried out by our team enables the launch of economically & environmentally sustainable value chains, leading to the generation of innovative bio-based functional products for agricultural applications.

European Union institution - feasibility study to convert poultry feathers from discarded waste into valuable raw materials

Farrelly & Mitchell was selected as a leading member of a consortium charged with developing the methods and strategies needed to successfully drive the initiative to its ultimate objective.  The project is seen as significant in terms of Europe’s efforts to progress the circular economy.

The solution: In Europe 3,6 million tonnes of feathers are generated per year as waste from the poultry sector. Around 25% is used for animal feed or fertilisers while the rest is disposed in landfills or incinerated. Feathers contain nearly 90% keratin, a valuable protein and potential source for biodegradable materials.

The project aims to develop efficient conversion techniques for feather processing, enabling large-scale manufacturing of feather-based raw materials.

The core of Farrelly & Mitchell’s work on the project is dedicated to removing or minimising the many technical, logistical and market hurdles hindering the supply chain. The ongoing work facilitates profitable value chains and easy market uptake of keratin-based products.

The feasibility studies carried out by our team enables the launch of economically & environmentally sustainable value chains, leading to the generation of innovative bio-based functional products for agricultural applications.

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