and oil are industrial products made from industrial fish (fish for reduction)
caught in the sea and from fish waste from fish industry. Fishmeal is used
as ingredient in animal feed and
fish oil is used as
ingredient in both animal feed and human food
The present data refer to fishmeal and oil production in one major factory in Esbjerg, TrippleNine where the production processes are following: 1) The raw material of industrial fish is boiled in its own juice by an indirect supply of steam. 2) The cooked fish is separated into a dry fraction (press cake) and a liquid fraction (press water) by pressing. 3) The fish oil is separated from the press water by centrifugation. 4) The press cake is dried at temperatures ranging from 70 to 100°C by means of indirect steam until a moisture content of 5-10%. 5) The dried press cake is cooled and milled into fishmeal and antioxidant is added. 6) The oil is packed in metal drums and the meal is packed in bags before delivery. The factory produces about 220.000 ton of fishmeal and 60.000 ton of fish oil. The factory is modern and it is committed to energy saving and environmental protection through its official policy.
All data are derived from TrippleNine’s May and June record in 2000 when 100% of fish-input was sandeel.
All production processes as well as heating and lightening are included. Packaging is not included
The factory produces about 220.000 ton fishmeal and 60.000 ton fish oil per year and is the second largest producer in the world.
Good agreement has been found between the present data and data from a similar processes (confidential source).
Data URL: http://www.lcafood.dk/processes/industry/fishmealproduction.html