Ondeo Industrial Solutions optimises green energy at plant of nation's favourite ale

Ondeo Industrial Solutions has optimised the effluent treatment plant at one of the world's leading beer producers. Maximum performance has been achieved to reduce natural gas consumption and significantly boost energy generation on site.

Ondeo conducted an in-depth review of the site facilities and identified problematic design flaws in the original anaerobic digestion system that resulted in large scale waste of green energy. Following the review, Ondeo redesigned the biogas production system to rectify faults in the original design. This has enabled the biogas to be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) engine to cost-effectively generate electricity for the site.

The system now generates enough electricity per day to supply 350 homes for a whole year and is producing more energy per day than the effluent treatment plant consumes, meaning it is currently self-sufficient from green energy.

"Similarly to many other food & beverage manufacturing facilities, this site wasn't optimising its biogas production, and as a result was losing out on significant energy generation benefits," said Jon Waller, Contracts Manager at Ondeo Industrial Solutions. "Ondeo has improved the effluent treatment plant system substantially, and it is now considered the 'go to' brewery in the Western European region for biogas utilisation best practice."

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