Tag: wastewater

UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

UK and Canadian researchers filter municipal wastewater through willow trees

September 14, 2021 |

In the UK, infiltration by willow trees could be the answer to a growing waste problem, producing clean water, renewable biofuels and ‘green’ chemicals. In Canada, Canada, six trillion liters of municipal wastewater are partially treated and released into the environment each year, while another 150 billion liters of untreated sewage are discharged straight into […]

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Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

Canadian-British researchers find willow trees can clean municipal wastewater

June 23, 2021 |

In Canada, researchers have found a way to stem the flow of municipal wastewater: by filtering the waste through the roots of willow trees. Experimenting with a plantation in Quebec, the scientists estimate that over 30 million liters of primary wastewater per hectare can be treated using ‘bio-refinery’ annually. Their results were published June 14 […]

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HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

May 20, 2019 |

In Spain, HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is formed by a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows […]

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Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

Enerkem’s proposed $200 million Twin Cities facility depends on new wastewater treatment plant

July 26, 2018 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is in the engineering phase and working through the permitting process for the proposed $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant outside of St. Paul in Inver Grove Heights where it is teaming with a local MSW management company to eventually produce twice as much ethanol annually as at its 10 million gallon per year […]

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Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

Genifuel to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing next month

May 17, 2018 |

In Canada, Genifuel will demonstrate wastewater to biofuel hydrothermal processing technology developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at the BlueTech Forum in Vancouver next month in an attempt to draw attention to wastewater’s role in the bioeconomy. Following tests with more than 100 waste feedstocks and algae, the company believes the technology is getting […]

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Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

Hong Kong biodiesel producer fined for discharging wastewater into sewer

January 22, 2018 |

In Hong Kong, ASB Biodiesel was fined $15,000 for discharging wastewater last June into the community sewer that hadn’t been treated sufficiently to allow for disposal, the third time it has happened in three years. When local officials tested the wastewater discharged, all of the major water quality indicators including FOG, BOD, COD and others […]

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Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

Roxal Bioenergy ordered to shut down while it sorts out pollution from wastewater treatment pond

November 23, 2017 |

In the Philippines, Roxal Bioenergy has been issued a cease and desist order by the provincial government to stop ethanol production following emissions of a foul odor coming from the wastewater treatment pond over three days in October. In April, the company was slammed for a fishkill that was the result of some of its […]

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Vietnamese ethanol plants set to come back online but it will take time

Vietnamese ethanol plants set to come back online but it will take time

August 31, 2017 |

In Vietnam, how to treat the wastewater at Bio-Ethanol Dung Quat is a key sticking point before the various investors can agree to bringing the ethanol plant back online but the plan is to revitalize it as well as Phu Tho and Binh Phuoc ethanol factories. Binh Phuoc is expected to come online for January […]

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Microalgal strain treats wastewater and produces biofuel

Microalgal strain treats wastewater and produces biofuel

August 27, 2017 |

In Moscow, scientists are using a microalgal strain from Finland, Chlorella vulgaris UHCC0027, to treat wastewater while using the algal biomass for processing into biofuel. While algal ponds have been used for water treatment since ancient times, scientists found this particular strain was particularly effective in Finland using photobioreactors where the algae works without additional […]

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NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

NC wastewater treatment facility growing sunflowers for on-site biodiesel

July 12, 2017 |

In North Carolina, the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility is farming 1,000 acres to use up the biosolids produced from its wastewater treatment facility including sunflowers that are grown for biodiesel feedstock. The oil seeds will be processed on site using a mobile biodiesel facility brought in by an 18-wheeler. The project’s first sunflower-for-biodiesel harvest will take […]

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