Sustainability is at the heart of PROGA. We take full responsibility to play a leading role in the circular economy. Because we do not want to deplete finite resources of raw materials, we resolutely choose to produce residues for repurposing in the circular system, especially for biofuel, oleochemicals, shampoo, soap and detergents.
You can count on us to use advanced processing techniques that are innovative yet strictly controlled in order to produce only the best quality nutrients. We play an ecological role in both animals and soil. The result is high-quality raw materials which, when processed further down the chain, also belong perfectly in the hands of end consumer products.
Vision and mission:
In the production of biofuels, oleochemicals, shampoos, soaps and detergents, the ecological footprint of animal-based raw materials is considerably smaller than that of its vegetable-base counterparts. We repurpose bones instead of letting them go to waste, which, unfortunately, still happens all too often. Furthermore, less land is required for the cultivation of farm animals than for the cultivation of crops.
Raw materials from PROGRA made for the production of biofuel, oleochemistry, shampoo, soap and detergents have many serious benefits:
PROGRA celebrates an ecologically responsible and sustainable policy which is why we keep our ecological footprint in processing activities as small as possible.
We continuously invest and innovate in order to prevent odour pollution in all areas, from processing to end product. Thanks to our high-performance water purification plant, we are able to reuse most residual water in a fully purified form. This approach ensures that we keep our energy consumption at a minimum and wastewater is almost nonexistent.
We process mixed animal byproducts into an ingredient for alternative fuel. Its ecological footprint is almost 7 x lower than that of palm kernel oil, up to 5 x lower than rapeseed oil, and up to 3 x lower than soybean oil.
We process proteins from animal products to make a raw material for feed. Here too, the ecological footprint is 7x lower than palm kernel oil and 3x lower than rapeseed or soybean oil.
We process proteins from animal products to make raw material for aquafeed. This ecological footprint is almost 3x lower than that of fishmeal.
We make products that naturally contain a lot of calcium and phosphorus. As a result, we do not need to add harmful monocalcium phosphate afterwards.