Are you under pressure to make your site and production processes more sustainable? Have you thought about the energy potential of your production residues? You can make your processes more sustainable and reduce your impact on the environment by converting effluents and process residues into on-site renewable energy. On-site anaerobic digestion allows bio-diesel and bio-ethanol and other industrial sites to:
• Generate energy from liquid residues
• Cut on-site energy bills by up to 20%
• Help minimise your carbon emissions
• Reduce treatment costs by up to 50%
• Make your process more sustainable
Are you missing the opportunity to turn your own by-products and effluents into green energy and so reduce your costs? As demand for more sustainable manufacturing and green bio-fuels increase, sites need to become more carbon aware. Under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from your site or the environmental impact of your manufacturing processes, on-site generation of renewable energy from residues could have a major impact on your sustainability and net emissions.
How Can Clearfleau Help?
We can design and build an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant on your production site customised to add value to your bio-degradable residues turning your effluent and higher solids liquors into valuable biogas. Renewable energy supplied from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant will help to power your facility. Production of bio-energy will also reduce the disposal costs of your residues.
Our innovative systems handle a range of degradable materials including oils or fats and other solid or liquid residues. Our process will provide a more favourable carbon and energy balance by adding value to your bio-degradable residues, including:
• Waste water from product processing
• Wash down residues and effluents
• Stillates, gums and condensates
• Other bio-residues and co-products
With pressure to reduce emissions and cut disposal charges and fuel costs, high strength feedstocks from bio-fuel and industrial sites offer an attractive investment return. AD can be integrated with existing treatment systems. Supplying decentralised renewable energy to your site, can provide a range of benefits:
• Revenue from FIT and RHI incentives
• Lower process residue disposal costs
• Smaller energy (electricity & heat) bills
• Tax savings for lower carbon emissions
• Environmentally sustainable production
• On Site Solutions
On-site digestion can treat wash-waters and bio-effluents from sectors like paper manufacture or tanning, as well as light chemical and oily process residues. Generation of biogas from your liquid residues will have a substantial impact on the sustainability of your industrial processes.
Clearfleau has undertaken a number of bio-fuel trials and built a plant on a fats processing site in the north west. Following a recent SSPP trial on biofuel feedstocks in late 2015 we are expecting to build another plant on a fats processing site in 2016.
For companies with significant disposal costs and on-site demand for power, the return on investment will be under 5 years. To find out how to and benefit from reduced energy costs, contact us.