Our commitments as responsible producers:
- Collecting waste and generating value from it
- Producing biofuel from animal fat
- Extracting energy from organic waste
CORNILLÉ: generating value and transforming into finished products
In the Environment business line of the Agromousquetaires, Cornillé SAS is in charge of extracting value from slaughtering by-products.
This unit, located in Cornillé (Ille-et-Vilaine), processes 120,000 tonnes per year of fat and bone on its production lines.
The unit produces finished products such as suet (melted animal fat and bones), dehydrated bovine products, processed animal proteins and bone minerals.
Agrolog and Save : transporting and extracting energy
For the collecting, transporting and extraction of energy from organic waste, Agromousquetaires uses two companies: Agrolog, with its 14 transportation facilities and 200 collection trucks, and Société Armoricaine de Valorisation Énergétique (SAVE). The latter incinerates and extracts energy from sewage waste, organic waste and waste from by-products. The company processes 54,000 tonnes per year.
Estener: producing biofuel
Estener was inaugurated by Groupement Les Mousquetaires in The Havre in 2013. Estener is the leading French biodiesel production unit.
Primarily powered by animal fat not destined for consumption, the plant produces 75,000 tonnes of biofuel every year.
The fuel is then distributed to Groupement Les Mousquetaires stores and also sold to other distributors.
A perfect example of a circular economy !