ACREC Director Honored


The Fats and Proteins Research Foundation (FPRF) has presented Dr. Annel K. Greene, professor and center director of the Clemson University Animal Co-Products Research and Education Center (ACREC), its 2017 Dr. Fred Bisplinghoff FPRF Innovation Award. She was recognized for her long-term scientific support of the rendering industry and her creativity and leadership in developing the FPRF/Clemson University center for the benefit of the industry and sustainability.

From the conceptual idea of ACREC 14 years ago, through its development, and to the present, Greene has done an exemplary job of developing and running the center with solid and meaningful interactions with the rendering industry. In addition to this above-and-beyond service, Greene taught microbiology at several industry quality/safety training sessions and showed her impressive teaching skills. During the 14 years of ACREC, and for several years before that, she conducted numerous research projects on microbiology on behalf of the rendering industry, expanding renderers’ knowledge in the area and helping develop strategies for product improvement. In addition, Greene has shown an uncanny ability to attract Clemson scientists outside rendering’s traditional disciplines to assist with ACREC projects and to develop multidisciplinary strategies for new uses for rendered products, problem solving for existing products, and developing new products.

The award was established in March 2015 and is given annually to an FPRF grant recipient who successfully completed research on behalf of the North America rendering industry that led to a substantial contribution to the existing body of knowledge, to an increased usage of rendered products, or to improvements in operations, product quality, and safety.


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