Managing wastewater treatment cost by generating renewable energy facilitated by government renewable incentives
Wednesday 26 September 2018
15h30 to 17h00
Presented by Andre Le Roux
Andre has over 20 years of water and wastewater treatment experience in the UK and abroad, working as client, consultant and contractor. His experience includes managing the engineering for a number large projects (£35 to £80 m), including co-ordination of all engineering disciplines from project initiation through planning, plant commissioning and handover. He has technical expertise in digestion and thermal hydrolysis, including ancillaries, design of energy centres (CHP, hot water, chilled water & steam), biogas systems, biological and chemical treatment processes and optimisation/performance assessments. At Clearfleau, Andre is Engineering Director and responsible for all engineering aspects of projects from feasibility to handover.
With rising global concern about climate change, industry and public utilities are having to improve resource efficiency. Wastewater treatment is a major energy user in the UK and across the world. In Britain, utilities like Thames Water or Northumbrian Water and companies like Arla and Diageo are cutting energy use in wastewater and effluent treatment. With on-site bioenergy supported through incentives, like the FIT and RHI in the UK, industrial sites are being encouraged to access the latent energy value available in process residues such as whey or spent wash. This approach can be applied to biological sludges produced at wastewater treatment sites. The biogas produced can be utilised to generate renewable heat or electricity and reduce reliance on fossil fuel energy. Utilising advanced pre-treatment processes, further operating cost reductions are possible. Treatment methods, government incentive revenue and the cost savings realised at two of the UK’s largest WWTP will be highlighted, alongside the potential for industry to realise similar returns.
Venue: SAICE House, Waterfall Office Park, Bekker Road, Vorna Valley - MAP
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