Increased consumption and dependency on fossil fuels lead to increased economic stress and possible adverse environmental effects. First- and second-generation biofuels are an alternative, more sustainable renewable source of energy that can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while improving our carbon footprint. However, as new biorefineries come online and agricultural practices shift to meet the growing demand for biofuels, there are significant implications for the world’s water supply.
The key to maximizing the advantages of biofuel plants is to combine the proper feedstock based on the maximization of yields, total steam and power balance, and the optimum utilization of water, chemicals, and effluent, through the right selection of sustainable technologies. At Aquatech, our portfolio of sustainable treatment solutions addresses the two biggest concerns of biofuel production, improving production yield and increasing water reuse, to deliver the lowest cost of water.