The new regulation for the best available techniques in slaughterhouses is presented (BREF BAT conclusions)

The BREF documents (Best available techniques Reference document) are the documents that collect the best available techniques (BAT) of the different industrial sectors and are European in scope. The objective of these documents is to serve as a reference for the industrial sector to which they are applicable, for example to prepare the documentation for the application for environmental authorization, and also to serve as a reference for the environmental authorities responsible for establishing the emission limit values in the environmental authorization.



Regarding the slaughterhouse, animal by-product or edible co-product industries, ANAFRIC, together with FECIC and ANAGRASA, has attended the presentation of the conclusions on the best available techniques (BAT), whose document was under review and which in March 2023 the last draft was published. The conclusions are binding on the affected activities.



Among other new features, we highlight:

  • Emission levels associated with the best available techniques (NEA-BAT) for emissions to water.
  • Emission levels associated with the best available techniques (NEA-BAT) and indicative emission level for emissions channeled into the atmosphere.
    Indicative emission levels corresponding to refrigerant losses.
  • Other levels of environmental performance associated with the best available techniques (NCAA-BAT).
  • NCAA-MTD relating to specific net energy consumption.
    To improve global environmental performance, MTD consists of developing and implementing an environmental management system (EMS) that meets the specific characteristics, at this link.
  • An inventory of inputs and outputs is also created, maintained and reviewed periodically (especially if a significant change occurs), according to this link.
  • A chemical substance management system (QMS) will be developed and implemented as part of the EMS, according to this link.
  • Key process parameters (e.g. continuous monitoring of wastewater flow, pH and temperature) will be monitored at key locations (e.g. at the inlet or outlet of wastewater pretreatment, at the inlet to final treatment of wastewater or at the point where emissions leave the facility), as explained in this link.


To consult the conclusions you can do so from this link.

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