FENAGRA & SINCOBESP REPORT

SINCOBESP is a union affiliated to FIESP (Federation of São Paulo State Industries in Brazil) and has been for ten years the most important supporter of fair rendering in Brazil, FENAGRA - National Fair of rendering plants. This fair brings together the entire supply chain, industry and users. At the same time organizes the Brazilian Rendering Congress, debate the relevant issues and connected to the segment, with the participation of national and international leading experts. Concurrently with the Fenagra and Rendering Congress also occurs a Pet Food Congress, promoted by the Brazilian College of Animal Nutrition – CBNA, in which are discussed specific issues of pet nutrition.

This year presentations were realized by Dr. Renata Castanho, communicating responsibilities deserved to the state sectorial board for slaughterhouses and rendering industries (CETESB); Dr. Leandro Vicielli and Andre Geraldes, talking about sustainability of rendering industry; Eng. João Baptista Galvão Filho, lecturing pollution and air odor/control; Dr. Claudio Bellaver speaking on composting as an alternative for rotten material from animal industry.

A technical panel was achieved to discuss Rendering Improvement for Quality Meal with participation of the research government agency - Embrapa; the Brazilian association for animal protein - ABPA; the Brazilian union for feed mill - Sindirações; the Brazilian association for pet industry - ABINPET; the Brazilian union for collectors and processor of animal by-products – Sincobesp, with Moderation by Dr. Claudio Bellaver from Sincobesp/ProEmbrapa.

For 2016 edition, Fenagra is already being scheduled and will be realized on 13 and 14 of April in Campinas city in Sao Paulo State (http://www.fenagra.com.br/).


Innovations to Increase Productivity from Organic Compounds

Claudio Bellaver1

In developing agricultural countries, chemical fertilizer is highly necessary to replenish the nutrients removed by the increasing grain crops, pasture, vegetables and forest commodities. The expansion of planting areas and new technologies encourage increased demand for fertilizers and enable greater productivity and profitability of crops. At the same time, most strategic scenarios do not consider the production of an organic fertilizer or organic mineral, which have great interaction with chemical fertilizers. This is partly because existing technologies for the production of organics are inefficient and imply excessive time for its production. Even so, it is expected that there will be a significant increase in demand for organic fertilizers for the next decade. This represents a great opportunity for those who have the organic raw material, mainly waste. But, what kind of wastes? 

A quick listing shows that these materials are organics from various supply chains, among which: all agricultural straws and husks; yard trimming; wood shavings and sawdust; discarded paper/cardboard, cellulose mud, cleaning of grain/feed silos; fruit waste; spoiled cakes; poultry litter, pig, dairy and cattle feedlot manures; hatchery wastes; industrial restaurant and market waste; DAF slaughterhouse mud; sludge floaters; wastes of food industry (meat, beer, wine and several brews); urban and rural animal mortalities, solids from bio digester and wastewater treatment; wood ash from boilers; earth used in bleaching of fats and the organic fraction of municipal solid waste.

Therefore, there is a need to treat these tremendous volumes of organic waste with proper Technological Innovation. One efficient tool to accomplish this is the Accelerated Composting (AC) in a rotary bioreactor. This technology complies with the fundamentals of composting and regulations, which define composting as a process of biological decomposition of biodegradable organic fraction of the waste, carried out by a diverse population of organisms under controlled aerobic conditions and other parameters (ratio of carbon: nitrogen, moisture, temperature, pH, particle size, porosity, homogeneity of the mixture). 

1 DVM, PhD, ProEmbrapa and Qualyfoco Consulting Ltd.  bellaver@qualyfoco.com.br