Animal Tallow as a Renewable Feedstock
Animal tallow – a rendered form of fat which includes beef tallow, pork lard, and chicken fat – is an increasingly attractive feedstock option for renewable fuel manufacturers in North America and Europe due to its availability, comparatively low cost, and high cetane number. As an ISCC-certified international supplier of bio-based fuels and feedstock, Targray is well-positioned to help meet the renewable fuel market’s growing need for sustainable feedstock supply solutions.
- International sourcing network of ISCC-certified animal tallow feedstock suppliers
- Animal tallow procurement programs with flexible and long-term pricing options
- Expertise surrounding compliance and supply chain sustainability
- Real-time pricing and product availability information for buyers
- Turnkey logistics services managed entirely in-house
- Biofuel feedstock trading desks in North America and Europe
Feedstock Industry Partner Associations
TITRE:The TITRE determines the solidification point of fatty acids and is expressed in degrees centigrade (˚C). For practical purposes the TITRE can be considered as a measure of the hardness or softness of the material in question.
F.F.A.:Means Free Fatty Acid. It is customarily reported in percentage of Oleic Acid.
FAC:Stands for Fat Analysis Committee. This method determines the Color of Fats and Oils by comparison with AOCS FAC color standards.
R & B Color:Is the color after Refining and Bleaching and is expressed in terms of Red on a 5 1/4 inch cell or tube of AOCS methods.
M.E./K:Peroxide Value is expressed in Milli Equivalents per Kilo and is a measure of Fat Oxidation.
M.I.U.:These common tests often grouped together and referred to as MIU content are:
(M)— Moisture and Volatile Matter
(I)— Insoluble Impurities
(U)— Unsaponifiable Matter
All three are reported as percentages and serve to measure the amount of non-fatty matter present.
I.V.:Stands for Iodine Value. The iodine value is a measure of the unsaturation of fats and oils and is expressed in terms of the number of centigrams of iodine absorbed per gram of sample.
(Information provided by the American Fats and Oils Association)
|1) Edible Tallow||41.0||0.75||3||none||*|
|2) Lard (Edible)||38.0||0.50||**||none||*|
|3) Top White Tallow||41.0||2||5||0.5||1|
|4) All Beef Packer Tallow||42.0||2||none||0.5||1|
|5) Extra Fancy Tallow||41.0||3||5||none||1|
|6) Fancy Tallow||40.5||4||7||none||1|
|7) Bleachable Fancy Tallow||40.5||4||none||1.5||1|
|8) Prime Tallow||40.5||6||13-11B||none||1|
|9) Special Tallow||40.0||10||21||none||1|
|10) No.2 Tallow||40.0||35||none||none||2|
|11) “A” Tallow||39.0||15||39||none||2|
|12) Choice White Grease||36.0||4||13-11B||none||1|
|13) Yellow Grease||***||****||39||none||2|
|14) “Technical Tallow (inedible)”as grade 1A||41.0||0.75||3||none||*|
|15) Used Cooking Oil||****||15||39||none||2|
* Moisture maximum 0.20%. Insoluble Impurities maximum 0.05%
** Lovibond Color 5 1/4 inch cell – Max. 1.5 Red. Lard Peroxide Value 4.0 ME/K Max.
*** Titre minimum, when required, to be negotiated between buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis.
**** FFA Maximum, when required, to be negotiated between buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis.
# – Impurities shall not exceed 0.15% except as otherwise negotiated by buyer and seller on a contract-by-contract basis
(Information provided by the American Fats and Oils Association; See previous tab for definitions )
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