Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG

Replacing up to 20% of natural gas use with biogas from wastewater

Maximising sustainable effluent treatment by means of combined anaerobic and aerobic technologies with limited available plant space.

“The Paulaner brewery, downtown Munich, is situated just about 20 meters from the next populated area. Paques accomplished a high efficient installation on a very small footprint. Even though we purify both anaerobically as well as aerobically up to 20 tons of COD per day we don’t cause odour emission. The produced biogas is excellent, reaching a CH4 value of 80 to 85 percent.”

- Dr. Ing. Johannes Fischer, Operational/Environment Manager of Paulaner –

Paulaner brewery was confronted with high pollution charges. To save on costs, the company decided to pre-treat their wastewater before discharge in the city sewer. Since the brewery is located near the city centre of Munich in a residential area, the immediate surroundings of the brewery had to be taken into careful consideration. This resulted in a package of strict requirements for the design, as well as for the subsequent construction of the installation.
Major reductions in discharge costs are achieved by treating wastewater on site. Anaerobic treatment converts organic components into valuable biogas, thus reducing discharge costs and energy costs at the same time. Please read more about the Paques solution in the brochure.

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