Verkerks Meats

Heat produced from burning tallow. The boiler at the company's processing plant produces steam for heating the smoke houses and fermenting rooms, and water heating
Description of facility: 

Christchurch specialty meats producer Verkerks is paying for a lot less energy after taking a fresh look at how it generates heat and processes waste. By converting the boiler to burn tallow, a meat processing byproduct, Verkerks will likely cut their energy costs by $150,000 a year.

Until recently the boiler operated only on diesel, consuming around 7,000 litres - and thousands of dollars - every week. The converted boiler has also cut the factory's particulate matter emissions by 60%.

Verkerks can look forward to a 100% return on their investment within eight months

Facility type: 
Liquid biofuel
Application: 
Food Processing Facility
Fuel/Feedstock: 
Tallow
Size: 
Medium
Co-generation: 
No
Address: 
Verkerks, Christchurch
Region: 
Central South Island
Geo Location: 
Further information: 
Verkerks - boiler conversion from diesel to tallow: EECA Case Study