Omega Proteins Penrith is Leo Group’s only category 3 animal by-products rendering plant and also our largest, most environmentally friendly site.
Category 3 material is classed as low risk and includes parts of animals that have been passed fit for human consumption in a slaughterhouse but are not intended for consumption. The plant produces oils and meals for use predominantly in pet food but also in the biofuel, cosmetics, oleo chemical and power industries.
We have several carbon reduction initiatives on-site including solar panels to provide electricity and heat exchangers which take hot water and air from our factory and use it to heat the radiators in our offices.
A new multi fuel thermal oxidiser is being installed in Penrith which will run via a biomass energy plant; this is in addition to the thermal oxidisers and biofilters already on site. The plant will provide high energy recovery as it will use biomass fuel from our category 1 facilities to generate steam and electricity via a turbine.
The plant will produce 21mw per hour of thermal energy and 45,000mw of renewable electricity reducing our on-site electricity requirement by 65% and providing 95% of the site’s steam requirement.
We also have an effluent treatment plant which allows us to recycle the wastewater on site and make use of the clean water internally, removing the reliance on mains water. In addition to the traditional effluent plant we have installed a reverse osmosis plant which allows further processing efficiencies due to the purification process, this improves our steam output by 3.2% through the equipment we have installed.
Omega Proteins Ltd
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