Animal by-products (ABPs) are entire animal bodies, parts of animals, products of animal origin, or other products obtained from animals that are not fit or intended for human consumption. Common animal by-products are fat, hide and skin or flesh, hair/wool, hoof and horns, bone, and animal organs such as the pancreas, blood, intestine, glands, and liver are used for extracting many pharmaceutical substances. Here, we explore the potential of animal by-products by biotechnology approaches that have been implemented in various industrial processes to produce food, pharmaceutical, and renewable energy. Consequently, this inspires us to focus on the following area of research below:

Our Interest


Characterization of promising protease as an alternative enzyme for the leather process. Besides, the discovery of novel tanning and dyeing agents from natural local sources in Indonesia.


Exploring waste animal fats as a substitution for renewable energy (biodiesel) that is dominated by crude palm oils which compete as food commodities in Indonesia. We also develop the green catalyst for biodiesel synthesis.


Utilization of animal by-products as bioactive peptides for pharmaceutical aspects such as antihypertension, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory.