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Inactivation of TSE agents by a novel biorefinement system - SE1425

Rendering processes fail to inactivate TSE infectivity and this failure is thought to have contributed to the spread of BSE. A novel system of biorefinement, involving high pressure steam which processes the tissue at 190oC has been developed. It produces mineral and protein products which are still useful as fertilizers or animal feed products.

We propose to test the survival of TSE infectivity in the system. If validated, there is the potential for using this system for processing large animal carcass waste and the UK meat and bone meal mountains for use or for safe disposal.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Inactivation of TSE agents by a novel biorefinement system   (159k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2008

Cost: £112,100
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute for Animal Health (BBSRC)
Animal Health              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Health