Organic waste from industry and commerce

Several types of organic waste are produced within industry and commerce. They include residues from the food processing industry, waste from the catering trade as well as animal by-products and meat-processing waste.

Typical industrial waste of which there are large quantities is, for example, fermentation residue, beer draff or fruit pomace from alcohol production, milk serum, skimmed milk or acid whey from dairies as well as molasses or syrup from sugar production and fruit-processing. Organic waste from industry also includes glycerine, paper sludge and plant waste from the food processing industry. A similarly large amount of organic waste comes from the meat-processing industry. This includes, for instance, animal bodies and slaughterhouse waste.

The disposal of organic waste from industry and commerce is mostly carried out using different forms of fermentation. The biogas created in this way is a popular energy source. Excluded from fermentation processes are those animal by-products where contagion may be a problem, which are usually disposed of in municipal waste household incinerators.

Last modification 27.06.2019

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