Review Research Projects
Research has been conducted on a wide variety of topics affecting the rendering industry. Browse research reports funded by the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation.
Submit Your Research Proposal
Research proposals are due twice a year, in March and September. Click here for more information on how to submit your research proposal.
Fats and Proteins Research Foundation
The Fats and Proteins Research Foundation was organized in 1962 to serve the rendering and associated industries. FPRF’s purpose is fund research that results in enhanced usage and development of new applications for rendered animal products. This provides added value to rendering, allied industries, and customers. FPRF is a nonprofit, non-lobbying organization as defined in 501-C Illinois statutes.
Become a Member of FPRF
New members are welcome to the Foundation to assist the research organization to support its mission and activities to find new utilizations and improved uses for rendered animal byproducts.
Learn About FPRF Funded Research
In a recent research spotlight video, we interviewed Dr. Kevin Finneran whose work on “The Use of Rendering Co-Products as Electron Donors for Subsurface Remediation” is one of 6 projects selected for funding at Clemson University’s Animal Co-Products Research & Education Center (ACREC) in 2021. Watch the interview here.
If you are interested in submitting a video on your FPRF research, or to request an interview, contact FPRF’s Communications Director, Anna WilkinsonWatch Video
2021 FPRF INNOVATE Conference
The 2021 annual INNOVATE Conference was held on October 19, 2021 in Greensboro, GA. Click below to view all speaker presentations from the conference.
For more information about the INNOVATE Conference, contact Dr. David Meeker.