Tessenderlo Group plays a major role in the collection and processing of organic products from the meat and food industry, through its French subsidiary, AKIOLIS, which has achieved national stature in the market. Its business consist of the collection and valorization of by-products of animal and vegetable origin (bio-residiuals), effectively turning the products into valuable alternatives for use in various applications from biofuels and pet food to fertilizers and gelatins.
Three distinct and complementary business lines
The Environmental activities business line ATEMAX collects and treats of risk organic materials from farms (dead animals mainly cattle, pigs and poultry), meat processors (abattoirs, slaughterhouses, processors' cutting workshops, butcher shops), the food industry and governments. It assists customers to comply with high sanitary standards and ensures separation of these raw materials from the food chain. From these raw materials, Atemax produces animal fats and animal meat meals that can be considered as renewable biofuels and are used as an alternative to fossil fuels.
The Ingredients activities business line SOLEVAL make high-quality products for customers in a variety of end markets using animal ingredients. The animal raw materials are always the by-products of healthy animals intended for consumption, and come from the meat industry or its distribution chains. Based on these raw materials, SOLEVAL produces ingredients with a high energy, nutritional and agricultural value, for use in nutrition, agriculture, industry and energy.
The Development business line of AKIOLIS focuses on businesses related to new raw materials and new processes in terms of organic by-products and waste from the food industry.
used cooking oils from restaurants or distributors, collection centers and the feed food industry, under the brand Oleovia. The used oils are filtered and purified and are intended for the production of biofuels;
cereal by-products from the bakery and biscuit industry which are transformed into high nutritional feed for piglets and pork;
fermentable waste from the food and distribution industries. It is methanized and / or composted, after which it can be used for energy production and organic fertilizers (in collaboration with several operators).