Posted By GWE / July 3, 2019
A Panamanian global exporter of meat products, Carnes de Coclé, S.A., is setting top environmental standards for the meat processing industry with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant engineered to achieve 98 percent organic matter* removal from the post-production wastewater.
Carnes de Coclé, a subsidiary of Panama Beef Packers Corporation, has always been committed to meeting the highest international food handling regulations by using the latest technologies and equipment the meat industry has to offer.
“Therefore it comes as no surprise that this family-owned company selected proven GWE technologies to handle their meat processing wastewater in their Panamanian facility. With an expected reduction of 98 percent of organic contaminants from the wastewater, Carne de Coclé ensures to return high-quality effluent to the environment, without a negative impact on the local water bodies,” says GWE.
Posted By GWE / April 29, 2019
A far-sighted green energy initiative made by the leading meat processor NH Foods Australia at their Oakey Beef Exports facility, is paying handsome dividends in terms of cleaner wastewater effluent, as well as a reduced carbon footprint and lower energy costs.
The Global Water & Energy (GWE) COHRAL™ (Covered High-Rate Anaerobic Lagoon) system was installed at Oakey by Australian environmental engineering and green energy authority CST Wastewater Solutions, which recently inspected the plant, as it approaches its landmark fifth year of service in southern Queensland.
CST found that the clean, compact, and robust plant is in outstanding condition, having required only routine maintenance over that time, as it continuously produces 3000-4000 m3 of biogas a day, depending on plant throughput.
Posted By GWE / April 10, 2019
Global paper manufacturer and distributor PAPELERA NACIONAL S.A. (PANASA) is enhancing its sustainability with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The GWE anaerobic plant will convert organic contamination present in the wastewater to up to 4,200 Nm3 of biogas, which when utilized as a fuel, is an equivalent of 2,818 kg fuel oil per day.
By choosing GWE’s solution, PANASA has the opportunity to tackle two of the most significant problems faced by the pulp and paper industry – efficient wastewater treatment and fossil fuel dependency.
Posted By GWE / March 6, 2019
For the 13th time, top specialists from Dutch water and wastewater treatment sector meet in Gorinchem to showcase their technologies and latest innovations. All looking for advanced solutions to enhance the sustainable development of their companies we encourage to visit GWE stand #L.135.Read more
Posted By GWE / March 4, 2019
This year’s edition of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Exhibition in the Philippines starts on March 20th. During 3-day event visitors will have a chance to discover the latest innovations in the area of the alternative energy sources, including GWE’s RAPTOR® A Complete Waste-to-Energy Solution – a winner of the IChemE Energy Award.Read more
Posted By GWE / February 20, 2019
ProFood Tech 2019 will open its doors on March 26, 2019!
It is an excellent opportunity to discover cutting edge environmental technologies for all food and beverage sectors which allow our clients around the world are solving the biggest challenges of the modern industry, which is waste generation and reduction of fossil fuel dependency.
Posted By GWE / January 24, 2019
Cervecería Centro Americana (CCA), a brewery located in Guatemala, is enhancing its environmental performance by using Global Water & Energy (GWE) technologies to convert the organic matter of the wastewater into biogas while achieving effluent quality improvements of 97% in organic matter removal.
The brewery based in Guatemala City will treat its wastewater with a combination of GWE technologies in order to remove contaminants and generate green energy (or biogas), which could be used to power boilers, or be sold back to the grid for a profit.
Posted By GWE / November 27, 2018
Leading Costa Rican beer and malted beverages company Florida Ice & Farm Company (FIFCO) is reducing its environmental footprint with a new Global Water & Energy (GWE) wastewater treatment plant.
FIFCO, which has over 2,000 brands of beverages sold in 15 countries, produces more than 1.5 million hectoliters per year, including beer, spirits, juices, carbonated drinks, energy drinks, wine and dairy drinks, expects to double this by 2025.
Posted By GWE / August 8, 2018
Turn-key plant from GWE has been installed at Indian Ocean Tuna Ltd, at its seafood processing operation in Victoria, capital of Seychelles.
Indian Ocean Tuna – an operation of the Thai Union Group Public Company – produces 2,000 cubic meters a day of wastewater in its processing and canning operations. The new GWE plant is designed to remove over 95% of organic contaminants from their waste streams.
Posted By GWE / July 26, 2018
In 2018 Global Water Engineering organization – headed by Chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Ombregt – celebrated the successful completion of more than 400 anaerobic digestion plants around the world. For over 27 years GWE has transformed organic industrial wastewater and waste into biogas to reduce dependence on fossil fuels of its customers.
Global Water Engineering name change to Global Water & Energy (GWE) started in 2018, to better reflect its growing emphasis on not only attaining wastewater quality improvements down to strictest standards by means of anaerobic digestion, followed by aerobic polishing and other technologies, but also on the significant increase of the biomass waste-to-energy valorization plants that bring profit to GWE’s clients around the world.
Posted By GWE / April 3, 2018
The City of Chilliwack, BC, Canada is building the GWE high strength wastewater pre-treatment facility to handle the effluent from the new Molson Coors $CAD200 million plant in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, which will produce beverages made with mountain-fed water at the foot of the North Cascade Mountains.
The 230-year-old beer maker, with 18,000 employees at 31 breweries selling the product in more than 50 countries, is scheduled to start production in its new state-of-the-art Chilliwack brewery in 2019, delivering about 1000 jobs in the construction phase, with another 100 working at the brewery as it attains full production.
Posted By GWE / March 15, 2018
As part of a drive to upgrade their management of both liquid and solid wastes generated in their facility and significantly improve their overall environmental and energy footprint of their operations, Nicholas Meat LLC is installing an environmentally harmonious wastewater treatment system and award-winning waste-to-energy technology.
The new facilities will be designed to recover both energy and water from waste products generated on site and significantly reduce the impact of the processing plant on the local community. The beef and veal processing and packing company has been a significant contributor to the economy of the Loganton, Pennsylvania area for over 30 years.
Posted By GWE / March 9, 2018
The Skol Brewery has partnered with the GWE to turn wastewater organic pollutants into biogas to power its boiler equipment.
Rwanda has a strong need for sustainable technologies, with the World Health Organization’s African Regional Office identifying, that Rwanda undoubtedly faces significant environmental challenges, and needs to invest significantly in adapting to current climate challenges as well as in adaptation to future climate change1. Water shortages are also a significant problem in Rwanda, with water needs in Kigali city being only met at 50% or less especially in a dry season in a city with urbanization growth rate of more than 9% annually2.
Posted By GWE / February 9, 2018
Organic Power Ltd have chosen to install GWE RAPTOR® organic waste-to-energy technology at their new green energy facility in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
When fully operational in mid-2018, it will produce 2.055 MWe, making it another waste-to-energy RAPTOR® (RAPid Transformation of Organic Residues) installation of more than 200 successful GWE biogas utilization plants for clients worldwide.
Posted By GWE / January 9, 2018
One of the largest dairy production operations in the US is achieving outstanding environmental benefits from a Global Water & Energy, a member of the Global Water Engineering (GWE) Group of Companies, FLOTAMET™ anaerobic digestion plant that removes pollution from wastewater and transforms it into green energy to heat boilers.
The FLOTAMET™ – M system installed at HP Hood’s Vernon NY plant is a key component of an integrated wastewater treatment line installed by Global Water & Energy that is achieving 99 percent removal of organic waste material from high strength dairy production wastewater adding to the plant’s environmental benefits.
Posted By GWE / November 16, 2017
We are very glad to announce that after a thorough supplier selection process, during which significant amount of renown international suppliers were consulted and many reference plants visited, Papelera Nacional S.A.(PANASA) awarded the turn-key construction of their new anaerobic reactor to Global Water Engineering (GWE) / SEMGroup Aqua.
The state-of-the-art solution for the kraft pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment comprises the latest version of GWE’s Anubix™ – T high rate expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor including all required auxiliary equipment and tanks. The new components will be incorporated into PANASA’s existing aerobic wastewater treatment facilities as a turn-key project. The Anubix™ – T will handle a future load organic load of over 12 tons of COD per day. The produced biogas will be utilized in the existing factory boilers.
Posted By GWE / November 9, 2017
A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR® anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.
The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry biofertilizer.
Posted By GWE / February 2, 2017
GLOBAL WATER ENGINEERING will be exhibiting at Stand 142 in Hall A3.
The World´s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry is taking place again at Messe München from September 11 to 15, 2017. Producers from all over the world will be coming here to meet with suppliers and customers. Once again DRINKTEC will be the platform for an array of world premieres. Drinktec covers the entire spectrum: the latest ideas and technologies in the manufacturing, bottling, packaging
Posted By GWE / September 7, 2016
GLOBAL WATER ENGINEERING will be exhibiting at Booth 1801 (Netherlands Business Pavilion) during WEFTEC 2016. Find us on www.weftec.org.
Thousands of water and wastewater professionals will gather in New Orleans at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from Sept. 24 to 28 to take part in the 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2016). WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America, offering access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field and opportunities for water quality education, training, and peer-to-peer networking.
Posted By GWE / April 8, 2016
At GWE, we are hands on with our clients, every step of the way. From conceptual design, to project construction, to start-up and long-term support, we make sure that every project is a success. Regardless of whether the project is a turnkey GWE system or simply technology supply, GWE strives to have a direct line of communication with our clients, ensuring that we can address their goals and challenges quickly. Recently, a GWE team from Europe set out to make a series of onsite visits to our clients in Mexico. The trips included stops at the GWE facilities at Daymiel (molasses distillery), Grupak (paper recycling) and Sabormex (coffee/food manufacturer).
All of the clients visited were very happy to have direct contact with our technical staff and GWE was able to gain first-hand knowledge of their continuing needs. Many GWE clients are repeat customers and we truly believe that our commitment to client satisfaction is what keeps them coming back.
Posted By GWE / April 6, 2016
Taking care of difficult to treat wastewater will soon be much easier for two sugar refineries in Indonesia. With its vast portfolio of treatment technologies and experience with an unparalleled list of industries and waste types, Global Water Engineering will be able to provide sugar refineries AF Sugar, in Jakarta, and MSI Sugar, in Medan, with complete treatment solutions for the highly concentrated wastewater, considered untreatable by some, that the refineries produce.
The wastewater must undergo a series of purification steps before the effluent can be safely discharged into the sea without affecting the local environment. With GWE’s highly energy-efficient, multi-stage evaporation system, followed by biological and physical-chemical polishing, both refineries will be able to consistently meet all effluent requirements. As a part of the new construction, the refineries wastewater treatment plants are also being upgraded to a higher capacity, with AF Sugar increasing to 73,000 m3/year and MSI to 102,000 m3/year. These turn-key projects will be completed and producing quality effluent in late 2016. Both wastewater treatment contracts were signed during the Belgian Economic Mission to Indonesia, led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium. To treat the untreatable – contact GWE!
Posted By GWE / April 6, 2016
GWE is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership! GWE is joining forces with SEMGroup to better serve the Ecuadorian market. SEMGroup’s Agua Member is a young and dynamic company that aligns with GWE’s philosophy to provide a complete service package to its clients.
With the combination of SEMGroup’s dynamic structure and qualified technicians and GWE’s long history of providing complete industrial environmental solutions, both existing and new clients will be able to get the best service on the market!
Posted By GWE / February 25, 2016
GWE’s proposal engineer, Dr. Ir. Emilie Courtens, is finding treasure in unexpected places. Dr. Courtens is studying ways to improve the efficiency of nitrogen removal wastewater technologies. Current biological nitrogen removal processes operate at low temperature. However, nitrogen removal at higher temperatures is seen as an attractive alternative to traditional treatment as the energy-consuming cooling system can be avoided for hot wastewater, less waste sludge is produced and smaller reactors are required.
Posted By GWE / February 1, 2016
The State of Connecticut is aiming for a 60% recycling rate by 2024 and landfill diversion of food waste will be a significant contributor to this goal. As a major partner in this, Quantum Biopower is building the state’s first waste-to-energy facility, exclusively using food waste, on 65 acres in Southington, CT.
Utilizing GWE RAPTOR® technology, the system will have a capacity of up to 40,000 tons of waste per year, can produce 420,000 ft3 of biogas per day and generate enough electricity to power over 750 homes. The facility will accept a variety of wastes from local food processors, institutions, distribution facilities and other generators of food waste and provide a greener method of management for central Connecticut.
Posted By GWE / February 1, 2016
Global Water Engineering (GWE), has attained full control of the Austin, Texas based company Global Water & Energy (GWamp;&E), in a move that will enhance US and Canadian access to proven, award winning technologies. GWE owned 30% of GW&E’s shares since its incorporation in February 2009, but has now acquired the remaining 70%.
GWE Chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Ombregt said the negotiated takeover would extend GW&E’s considerable record of successes in North America to date and further North American markets’ direct access to the latest GWE technologies, such as the IChemE Award winning RAPTOR® Process for thermophilic and mesophilic anaerobic digestion of all kinds of organic residues, and the FLOTAMET™ Process for anaerobic treatment of oil and fat containing industrial effluents.
Posted By GWE / February 1, 2016
At Global Water Engineering, we know how important water is for life and business. After more than 40 years of successfully treating industrial wastewaters, GWE is expanding into the primary treatment water business.
From a wide selection of technologies, we now develop customized solutions for our customers by providing innovative water treatment in line with the highest quality standards. GWE helps its clients comply with the most stringent disinfection and purification specifications by applying both physical-chemical and membrane based solutions to deliver safe water for industrial use.
Posted By GWE / January 20, 2016
There are no tears in the beers at Revolver Brewing! This family-owned brewery located southwest of Fort Worth, TX is getting bigger and going greener. As part of an exciting expansion, Revolver Brewing is updating its wastewater treatment system, going green and converting to a GW&E Industrial MBR System.
A great fit for the brewery, the enhanced treatment system will also produce a high quality effluent that is suitable for reuse as irrigation water and other uses around the brewery. With water being a precious, sometimes scarce, resource in Texas, reuse is the way to go and Revolver Brewing and GW&E are on target for green success!
Posted By GWE / April 15, 2015
A green energy initiative by the leading Japanese meat processor, Nipponham Foods at Oakey Beef Exports in Australia, has been praised as an environmental and business efficiency model for food producers worldwide.
The Global Water Engineering COHRAL™ plant installed by CST Wastewater Solutions – officially opened this month by Australian Federal Industry and Science Minister and MP for Groom Hon Ian Macfarlane – will extract green energy biogas from its wastewater streams to replace millions of dollars’ worth of natural gas currently consumed at the abattoir on Queensland’s Darling Downs.
Posted By GWE / November 24, 2014
Global Water Engineering (GWE) has won a major international chemical engineering award – IChemE Energy Award 2014, for its process by which it transforms food processing sludge waste from an environmental problem into profitable green energy.
GWE Chairman and CEO Mr Jean-Pierre Ombregt accepted the IChemE Energy Award from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide and which staged the 2014 awards in the UK this month this month to recognize and reward chemical engineering innovation and excellence.
Posted By GWE / June 11, 2014
Global food processor Remo-Frit utilizes an innovative waste treatment system that turns effluent and solid residues from its operations into biogas, which is then converted to electricity.Read more
Posted By GWE / March 3, 2014
Global Water Engineering (GWE) and the leading Brazilian company Uni-Systems have recognized the opportunities resulting from bringing their efforts together to better serve the Brazilian and Latin American market. The sum of talents of GWE and Uni-Systems has now resulted in a joint venture which will operate under the name Global Water & Energy do Brasil (GWE do Brasil).
GWE do Brasil capitalizes on all technology and knowledge accumulated by Uni-Systems over the course of more than 20 years of activity as a supplier of complete solutions for process manufacturing, such as food, beverage, sugarcane, pulp and paper and energy. Our combined mission is to help our customers increasing their growth and profitability while becoming more sustainable and efficient.
Posted By GWE / February 1, 2014
GWE’s biggest anaerobic wastewater treatment plant ever, having a capacity of 300,000 kg COD per day and design biogas production of 115,000 Nm³/day, is scheduled to start up next month in Thailand. The client Ubon Bioethanol produces fuel grade ethanol for blending with gasoline at a capacity of 400,000 l/day based on cassava chips or 200,000 l/day based on cane molasses.
The factory and GWE’s plant received Royal visit last December 18, 2013. Pictured at the Plant at this occasion is GWE’s Executive Vice President Process and R&D Pascal Pipyn.
Posted By GWE / January 4, 2014
WE received orders for anaerobic (ANUBIX™-B) effluent treatment plants for 2 breweries owned by SAB-Miller, one in Maputo, Mozambique and one in Swaziland.
Those are GWE plants n°22 and 23 for this world leading beer and beverage group, and with this Swaziland becomes country n° 51 with at least one GWE plant.
Posted By GWE / December 8, 2013
GWE sold its first COHRAL = Covered High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon System, to Nippon Meat Packers in Oakey, Queensland, one of Australia’s largest beef processing plants.
The purpose of the Plant is to reduce the abattoir’s dependence on natural gas by replacing ca 50% of it by biogas, reduce their carbon footprint and produce a cleaner final effluent.
Posted By GWE / April 19, 2011
Global Water Engineering has achieved international recognition for an Asia-Pacific cassava plant project that uses advanced technology to reduce pollution, save power and enhance profitability at the same time.
GWE partnered Chokyuenyong Industrial in Thailand to cut effluent COD pollution levels at its cassava production plant by more than 95 per cent while extracting gas from its wastewater to power its boilers and generate electricity for its own use and to sell back to the provincial grid.
Posted By GWE / April 1, 2011
A global manufacturer and exporter of specialty food and industrial starches are today reaping the benefits of innovative investment decisions taken back in the days when oil was six times cheaper than now – and green energy and clean water were pioneering concepts.
Posted By GWE / January 1, 2011
An international leader in realizing the potential of green energy production from brewery wastewater says recent projects in Asia illustrate the huge global scope for methane recovery technologies that cut costs while increasing environmental sustainability.
GWE has installed anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment plants for more than 100 brewery customers worldwide with total effluent capacity in the brewery sector equivalent to about 1 million kg Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) a day.Read more
Posted By GWE / November 30, 2010
An environmentally sensitive brewery that makes more beer out of less water while using less energy has commenced production in the home of one of the world’s leading beer drinking countries, Australia.
Pacific Beverages’ new Bluetongue Brewery in New South Wales features a state-of-the-art water recovery plant, which targets best-practice water reuse standards. The water recovery plant also provides renewable energy for the brewery, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.
Posted By GWE / November 18, 2010
GWE’s global expansion conquered Latin-America as the last continent. After starting in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area, operations were first extended into North-America and Africa.
In recent years GWE targeted Latin-America. Mexico and Venezuela have brought many projects in the past years. Most of these projects were for the food and beverage industry. More than 30 such projects have been delivered in the last few years, together with competent local business partners, treating together more than 600,000 kg/d COD, equivalent to the pollution of 5 million people.Read more
Posted By GWE / November 17, 2010
For years GWE’s SUPERSEP™ lamella separator system has served well in many projects and for many clients. This very compact system is particularly suited to treat high flows of wastewater with moderate amounts of well settleable solids. A typical application has been for solids removal in brewery wastewater, before further treatment in advanced high rate systems.
For different applications and for recovery of biological sludge from the effluent of biological reactors, digesters, and lagoon systems, GWE has developed a twin system to its classic SUPERSEP™, now called SUPERSEP™ – DF due to its predominantly downflow operation mode.Read more