Factsheet: Animal by-products

Animal by-products

Key Information
Royal Decree 1528/2012 established the application conditions of european regulations regarding animal by-products not intended for human consumption. It defines the distribution of powers between the national level and the regional level. It creates the National Commission of Animal By-products not intended for Human Consumption which is the entity in charge of monitoring and coordinating the implementation of legislation related to animal by-products not intended for human consumption. This regulation constraints the utilisation of certain animal by-products for anaerobic digestion. It also establishes the processes for sanitising the troublesome materials before any utilisation in biodigsters. It has to be considered in planning of new biogas facilities.
Regulate management of animal byproducts

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