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Whole Pig Utilization

      Whole pig utilization is one of the key directions of the “five plus two” policy of circular economy and new agriculture that TSC is cooperating with. The aim is to develop diversified products, increase the added value and to reach the goal of zero waste and zero pollution through this project, breaking new ground for pig farmers in Taiwan, enhancing the international competitiveness of Taiwan’s pork products. The Whole Pig Utilization Project is a 12-year project, starting from January 2017 to December in 2028. The whole project includes Whole Pig Utilization 1.0 which focuses on hog carcass grading, processing of remaining parts, recycling waste such as excreta and non-edible parts; Whole Pig Utilization 2.0 focuses on the refinement of port, the high price of pork, and development of products for medical use will start; Whole Pig Utilization 3.0 aims at passing the SPF certification and applying the tissues and organs to the development of biochemical materials.  
      The actual performance of the Whole Pig Utilization 1.0: revenue: NTD 9,347/per pig, gross profit: NTD1,582 /per pig, and gross profit margin: 16.93%. 

Whole Sugar Cane Utilization

      The company started to reuse the value-added sugar by-product resources through redesign of products and process, seeking the new value of sugarcane industry and the new opportunities of the development of green industries. In 2018, projects of “Clarification and high-value utilization of wash syrup”, “Analysis of molasses quality and establishment of self-management mechanism”, and “Study on the introduction of new process technology to improve sugar refining efficiency” have been implemented. In 2019, and the forums on “value-adding strategies for sugarcane industry” and “the establishment of organic sugarcane system” are also planned to enable idea exchanges with external experts.  

      TSC’s livestock farms make use of anaerobic fermentation technology to treat pig manure and urine for the production of biogas, and the by-product of biogas residues are quite fertile. Because after the composting process of the biogas residues with TSC’s unique agricultural waste (bagasse) and rice straw, the materials are used in the mass production of high-priced Portobello mushrooms. A ton of cultivating materials can harvest approximately 280 kg of mushrooms. If the use of biogas residues can be developed to replace 30~40% of cultivating materials and the bagasse can replaced the straw fiber, it can reduce treated biogas residues by at least 4,000 tons/year and bagasse by at least 6,500 tons/year. In addition, bagasse can be sold to replace the existing sawdust for mushroom cultivation and start to cultivate the imported Portobello mushrooms to increase the company’s revenues. 
      It is estimated that from 2018 to 2020, investments in the 3-stage R&D will be conducted, including the trial cultivation of white mushrooms (2018), the trial cultivation of Portobello mushrooms and small trial production system equipment (2019), and the harvesting, storage and packaging tests (2020). The cultivation and propagation of mushroom strain cultivation had started in 2018, along with the mixture of bagasse, rice straw and biogas residues as the cultivating material for mushrooms. The trial cultivation of a small production of mushrooms preliminarily showed that high-quality white mushrooms can be cultivated.

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