Turning waste into a resource with cost-effective and sustainable technologies
Our waste-to-energy technologies fall into three main categories:
- Anaerobic treatment of wastewater containing a high concentration of soluble COD, including wastewater from breweries, paper mills, dairies, food processing plants, and pharmaceutical companies
- Anaerobic digestion of sludge, particularly from slaughterhouses, fish processing plants, and rendering plants
- Anaerobic digestion of solid waste, including biomass, food waste, manure, agricultural waste, and silage
The main benefits of using our waste-to-energy solutions to process wastewater and sludge include:
- On-site production of energy, which can be used by the client to reduce a plant's electricity and gas consumption
- Production of high-quality, treated effluents that meet the most stringent permitting requirements
- Reduction of sludge volume by up to 90%, significantly reducing the amount bound for landfills
- Production of a high-quality digestate that can be used by farmers as a fertilizer
- Reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions
- 100% reliability, and low operation and maintenance requirements
Every client is different, and, consequently, the biomasses they produce have different characteristics. Before designing a plant, we analyze the biomass in our laboratory to determine its capacity to produce biogas. Fluence engineers then evaluate the potential solution in business terms, calculating capital costs, operating cost reductions, and return on investment.
Market-Leading Waste-to-Energy Technologies
Our engineers have developed some of the most efficient and cost-effective waste-to-energy technologies on the market. Here are a few of our latest innovations in waste-to-energy.
Fluence engineers have developed a unique biogas desulfurization technology that doesn't use the common methods of blowing air into the digester dome or scrubbing the biogas with a caustic soda solution. Instead, it uses a synergic process involving the wet removal of the hydrogen sulfide coupled with an auto-regenerative system of the washing solution. This significantly lowers consumption of reagents, and subsequently, operating costs. Our solution is the most cost-effective on the market.
Converting Biogas to Biomethane
- Can process a higher organic load than traditional technologies
- Reduces the volume required for digesters
- Provides better quality effluents
- Uses less polyelectrolyte
- Can be used to upgrade existing facilities