The Biofuels industry focuses on biofuels,fuels produced from renewable organic material, replacing fossil fuels and can reduce negative aspects of the production and use of fossil fuels, including conventional and greenhouse gas (GHG) pollutant emissions, exhaustible resource depletion, and dependence on unstable foreign suppliers. Biofuels can also increase agricultural revenue.
Water and wastewater treatment requirements within biofuels have their distinct challenges and as new biofulel production feedstocks and processes continue to be developed, it is important that the company you choose to help you overcome those challenges have both a proven reliability as well as a constant drive to innovate. Aquatech has over 40 years of experience solving the world’s most challenging water and wastewater treatment challenges all over the globe. Treatment solutions are rarely standard but highly customized. An expert customized design allows identification of integrated treatment paths that increase cost-effectiveness and efficiency. With a long list of innovative processes, designs and technology, Aquatech is uniquely capable of addressing the needs of biofuel facilities. In particular, Aquatech excels at providing solutions with:
- A reliable and flexible capital investment approach
- DBOOM Solutions that eliminate the majority of risks associated with wastewater treatment
- Reduced carbon intensity wherever possible
- A full scale labratory for testing capabilities
- Wide range of treatment techology options for customized and efficient design
- Anaerobic treatment and Biogas Generation – EGSB and AnMBR
- Biological treatment – MBR and MBBR
- Fluidized Pellet Reactor
- Ultrafiltration Membrane – CeraSoft
- Wastewater recovery – HERO and ARRO
- Zero Liquid Discharge – ZLD
A Biofuels Case Study
This project is the Sierra BioFuels Plant located in Storey County, Nevada, approximately 20 miles east of Reno. Sierra is expected to process approximately 175,000 tons of MSW feedstock annually, creating 11 million gallons per year of renewable synthetic crude oil, or “syncrude,” that will be processed by Marathon Petroleum into transportation fuel. Aquatech was chosen to provide a Zero Liquid Discharge system (ZLD) on a Design, Build Operate, Maintain (DBOM) Model.