Bioenergy Articles

  • Tembec - Case Study

    Tembec is a leading integrated forest products company with extensive operations. In Temiscaming, QC, Canada, where they produce sulphite pulp, mechanical pulp and paper products, an anaerobic project with BIOPAQ®IC bioreactors and a large THIOPAQ® gas scrubber treat 180 tonnes of COD per day. The reactor treats acid condensate plus mechanical pulp mill effluent. The biogas is used to ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • SAICA - Case Study

    Water treatment installations expand in step with paper production capacity SAICA produces sustainable solutions for paper and board packaging. This family owned business was founded over 70 years ago, has operations in three European countries and a paper production of two million per year. Since 1992 SAICA has installed eight BIOPAQ® plants, keeping step with ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Cargill - Case Study

    Sulphate removal from starch processing water A Dutch operation of starch processing company Cargill treats its sulphate-rich water with an anaerobic bioreactor. This produces biogas that is rich in hydrogen sulphide. Cargill chose THIOPAQ® technology to remove the hydrogen sulphide, which enables them to meet the legislation for sulphate discharges. Also, two of ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • DSM - Case Study

    Successful retrofit in existing anaerobic wastewater treatment plant DSM’s production location in Delft, the Netherlands, needed to replace their existing three phase separators. After 23 years of operation, the settlers in the anaerobic wastewater treatment of their fermentation process did not perform properly anymore. They were no longer suited for generating biogas and could not ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Smurfit Kappa - Case Study

    Long term relationship between paper producer and Paques The Smurfit Kappa Group produces 5.5 million tonnes of containerboard per year and is active in 21 countries. Containerboard is corrugated or solid cardboard for making containers. Since 1983, Smurfit Kappa and Paques have worked on 25 large effluent projects together. The majority concerns anaerobic treatment of ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Industriewater Eerbeek - Case Study

    Dealing with H2S in biogas from papermills Industriewater Eerbeek in the Netherlands treats wastewater from three different neighbouring paper mills. The biogas is used in a gas engine to generate electricity. The UASB-type bioreactors of the paper mills produce biogas that is polluted with hydrogen sulphide. To protect the gas engine from corrosion, the ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Bavaria - Case Study

    Over 25 years of smoothly running wastewater treatment at a brewery In 1984, Dutch beer brewer Bavaria needed to increase its wastewater treatment capacity. Paques installed a BIOPAQ®UASB to its existing aerobic clarification plant, reducing aerobic sludge and aeration cost. Over 25 years later, the installation still runs smoothly and treats 10,000 kg COD ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Cofco Zhaodong - Case Study

    COD reduction in wastewater of ethanol production units Zhaodong COFCO Bio-energy and Bio-chemical Co. Ltd. Produces edible alcohol, fuel ethanol, dried distiller’s grains with solubles (DDGS) feed and corn germ oil from corn. The company processes 1.2 million tonnes of corn per year and the annual output of ethanol is 400,000 tonnes. Paques designed a solution for the treatment of ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG - Case Study

    Replacing up to 20% of natural gas use with biogas from wastewater Maximising sustainable effluent treatment by means of combined anaerobic and aerobic technologies with limited available plant space. “The Paulaner brewery, downtown Munich, is situated just about 20 meters from the next populated area. Paques accomplished a high efficient installation on a very small ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • BP - Case Study

    Green energy from PTA wastewater BP Petrochemical is the inventor and a leading producer of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) that is largely used in the production of polyester. PTA is used to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is the raw material for e.g. carbonated beverage bottles. PTA production is an energy intensive process, making BP eager to search for energy-saving ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Cofco Guangxi - Case Study

    Wastewater from bioethanol production is additional source of green energy Cofco is a leading grain, oils and foodstuff import and export group. It is one of the largest food manufacturers in China. Its division Guangxi Cofco Bio-energy Ltd produces ethanol from cassava. This generates wastewater with a high concentration of organic pollutants. Paques helped devise a total ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Tank Cleaner ITC Holland - Case Study

    New bioreactor leads to deeper purification and production of biogas Dutch tank cleaner ITC Holland Transport BV cleans 100 to 300 trucks per day. Each cleaning produces 1,600 to 2,000 litres of wastewater with 5 to 40 kg of organic material. Before ITC installed the BIOPAQ®AFR, its wastewater was treated with a DAF unit before discharge to the sewage system. ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Unilever - Ben & Jerry`s - Case Study

    Icecream factory to derive green energy with BIOPAQ®AFR and THIOPAQ® An all-in-one anaerobic system which converts industrial wastewater with fats, proteins and hydrocarbons into biogas. The BIOPAQ®AFR (which is called “The Chunkinator” at Ben & Jerry’s) represents the best environmental and commercial option for reducing the ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Only 1 week left to save $100 on Canada’s largest Bioeconomy Conference

    Early bird registrationends May 11. So why wait? Why pay $595 when you can pay $495? Think about it: what could you do with an extra $100? Here are just some of the exciting business, information sharing and networking opportunities that await at the  ...

  • EH-POWERBELT: MOBILE ELECTRIC HEATING SYSTEM FOR TANKS AND BARRELS

    Heating system EH-POWERBELT ofilea has developed specifically for the wine, oil and food sectors the electric heating belts EH-POWERBELT, easy to install on already existing, not conditioned tanks, which are suitable for the heating and temperature ...


    By Cofilea srl

  • Bulleh Shah Packaging – Pakistan Biomass-Fired Power Plant - Case study

    Under a licensing agreement, B&W Vølund has supplied technology to a biomass fired energy plant at the Bulleh Shah Packaging Limited paper factory. The fuel consists of ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Energy Recovery System - Case Study

    Addfield collaborated with an energy recovery company and one of the UK’s largest landscaping and recycling companies to produce the innovative idea of creating energy from waste. Some things cannot be recycled so instead of sending these to a landfill they are incinerated and reused to create hot water and electricity. This is then used to heat and power the garden centre whilst ...

  • Measuring Combustion Efficiency & Emissions from a Sugar Mill as a Cogeneration Process - Case study

    Issue For many years, sugar mills have burned bagasse, the fibrous byproduct of the processing of sugarcane, using special boilers that produce the steam needed to help break down the sugar cane. As the cost of powering this equipment by burning fossil fuels has steadily risen, the use of biofuel cogeneration as a source of power ...

  • Organic Power's Largest GWE RAPTOR Plant Makes A Compelling Case For Proven Clean-Energy Biotechnology

    Clean energy specialists Organic Power Ltd have chosen to install one of the largest ever GWE RAPTOR anaerobic biological transformation energy crop/ waste-to-energy plants at their new green energy facility in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. ...

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