Posted By GWE / April 19, 2011 / Related technologies: ANUBIX™,
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.
The achievement was recognized at This Year’s Global Water Awards in Berlin, where GWE CEO Mr. Jean-Pierre Ombregt received Highly Commended recognition for the installation, which provides an international model of how it is possible to attain top environmental standards of wastewater cleanliness while generating green power and carbon credit profits as well. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan presided at the event.
It was the first time a GWE project had been entered for the awards, which were established in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievements in the International Water Industry and which this year drew about 500 international guests to the Global Water Summit 2011 (on April 18).
“Thailand, as the world’s largest exporter of starch, is well placed to show leadership in how to achieve such progress in an environmentally friendly manner. Our client – with excellent guidance from Retech Energy’s team head by Managing Director Hans Westphal – has achieved results that serve as an international model of how to get the process right.”Jean-Pierre Ombregt, GWE’s CEO
Processing 1200 tons of cassava roots a day, Chockyuenyong Industrial, headed by Tawatchai Yuenyong, has shown what it takes to become a leading international industrial citizen and good local neighbor to surrounding homes and businesses by using GWE anaerobic technology supplied by local GWE agent Retech Energy with a capacity of 3,200 m3 effluent a day.