Global Water Intelligence: Paques world leader in getting your process energy neutral!

The advantages of anaerobic wastewater treatment versus its aerobic counterpart – no energy required for aeration, less sludge production, and the generation of biogas – seem very attractive on paper, but their application has generally been limited to industrial wastewater treatment applications. Anaerobic treatment works best on wastewaters of high organic strength, which have high levels and usually temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius or over. However, developments in the technology over time have enabled the expansion of their potential application.
Read more (Monday 29/1/2018)

King Harald of Norway opens new wastewater treatment system at Norske Skog Saugbrugs

On the third of April 2017, King Harald attended the opening of a new wastewater treatment and biogas upgrading system at the Norske Skog Saugbrugs mill in Halden, Norway.
Paques Europe delivered a biological industrial wastewater (BIOPAQ®IC) reactor and a THIOPAQ® installation for the desulpurisation of the biogas produced.
Read more (Thursday 6/4/2017)

Official opening new office/production location for Paques Environmental Technology India Pvt. Ltd.

Paques is proud to inform you that on the 17th of October 2016, in the honourable presence of the ambassador of the Netherlands, Mr. A.H.M. Stoelinga, the new factory of Paques Environmental Technology India Pvt. Ltd., will be inaugurated from the Dutch Embassy in New Delhi.

The official start will be marked by unveiling a plaque, which will be mounted in the new office and production facility in Sri City, on the east coast of South India, in a similar ceremony, the next day.
Read more (Monday 17/10/2016)

PAQUES and OVIVO sign exclusive Licensing Agreement

PAQUES and OVIVO sign exclusive Licensing Agreement for the
ANAMMOX® technology in the North American municipal market.

Paques and Ovivo Inc. announced today that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement that will allow Ovivo to sell the ANAMMOX® technology in the municipal market in the USA and Canada.
Read more (Friday 23/9/2016)

Newlight Technologies Signs 15-Year Production License Agreement With Paques Holdings bv

Balk, Netherlands, July 6, 2016

Newlight Technologies ( and Paques Holdings bv ( announced today that they have entered into a 15-year technology license agreement that will allow Paques to manufacture, process and sell bioplastics based on Newlight’s proprietary greenhouse gas to AirCarbon™ conversion technology, at a rate of up to 1.3 million metric tons per year. Under the agreement, Paques and Newlight will work together both commercially and technically to accelerate the expansion of AirCarbon production capacity globally.
Read more (Wednesday 6/7/2016)

IFAT 2016: Paques presents flexible Biopaq-ICX for anaerobic industrial water treatment

During IFAT 2016, Paques presented the flexible Biopaq-ICX system for anaerobic industrial water treatment. With this modular system industries can easily upgrade their current reactor to a reactor with a higher loading rate and a better biogas production.
Read more (Thursday 2/6/2016)

Implementing innovative bio-processes in the Metal & Mining industry

This article advocates that more extensive exploitation of microorganisms in metal mining operations could be an important way to green up the industry, reducing environmental risks and improving the efficiency and the economy of metal recovery.
Read more (Friday 20/5/2016)

Paques is selected by FD as Champion

FD (Financieel Dagblad) selects 'Champions': innovative companies that have shown that the Netherlands is too small for them, due to its own innovation, a product, service or technology.
Read more (Monday 4/4/2016)

Interview Stephan Bocken, CEO Paques in Waterforum

Draconian measures in the land of the Dragon, helping Chinese companies to catch up with the new environmental rigor.

Recently China changed its environmental laws to the effect that CEO’s of companies that do not uphold the law can be sent straight to prison. China is developing in leaps and bounds through a process that took the Netherlands over half a century to complete. Stephan Bocken, CEO of globally operating but Friesland based Paques, observes that China and the other BRIC countries are catching up rapidly when it comes to implementing rigorous environmental standards. With a very strong presence in the land of the Dragon, Paques is successful in warding off the ever fiercer competition from local Chinese water companies.
Read more (Wednesday 30/3/2016)

Article (in Dutch) in Financieel Dagblad: Call the Dutch for clean water

The Dutch are experts in water purification. But there is room for imporvement in promoting this expertise. Stephan Bocken (CEO Paques) and Cees Buisman (Director Wetsus Water Research Institute) share their thoughts in this article.
Read more (Friday 19/2/2016)

International Mining - Better base recoveries

Article in 'International Mining' magazine: John Chadwick looks at a major SX-EW plant, a new THIOTEQ plant, Ammleach development and reagent news.
Read more (Monday 15/2/2016)

Paques Global Operations

Recently, Paques has split up the organization in several Operating Companies and a Global Team.
Read more (Thursday 30/7/2015)

Paques present at FENASAN in São Paulo - Brazil

From July 30th to August 01st Paques was present at FENASAN in São Paulo - Brazil, exhibiting its technologies to the different market segments.
Read more (Monday 11/8/2014)

'The Chunkinator' at Ben & Jerry's turns ice cream into energy

Ben & Jerry’s has become the first ice cream company in the world to power one of its factories using the by-products of ice cream.
Read more (Wednesday 23/7/2014)

Stoke Bardolph project wins UK AD & Biogas Industry Award 2014

Severn Trent Water, NMC Nomenca and Paques have won the UK AD & Biogas Industry Award 2014 for Innovation in Sewage Treatment through AD for Severn Trent Water’s Stoke Bardolph project.
Read more (Friday 4/7/2014)

Pertamina and Paques sign contract

On 21 November 2013, Pertamina, an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation based in Jakarta, has signed a contract with Paques and Paqell.
Read more (Monday 25/11/2013)

Paques present at IFAT India in Mumbai

From 24 to 26 October 2013, Paques will be present at India's leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling, the IFAT INDIA.
Read more (Friday 11/10/2013)

Stephan Bocken new CEO of Paques

Paques, market leader in the field of anaerobic wastewater treatment, appoints Stephan Bocken as new Chief Executive Officer.
Read more (Monday 16/9/2013)

Winner of Lettinga Award 2013 announced

The winner of the Lettinga Award 2013, a prize of 25,000 euro, has been announced: Shiva Salek, PhD student from TU Delft, with her project proposal: “Adding value to Anaerobic Digestion technology by production of biobased materials (biocement and fertilizer) and methane enriched biogas using alkaline silicate minerals”.
Read more (Monday 22/7/2013)

Paques at Crossing Continents

On May 28 2013 the seminar of the Dutch Financieel Dagblad on chances and risks for Dutch companies that wish to do business in Brazil and Colombia took place. Paques CEO Rob Heim was one of the speakers to share his vision on the expansion of Paques business activities to Brazil and South America.
Read more (Wednesday 26/6/2013)

Onderzoeksprogramma STW

Onderzoeksprogramma STW en Paques naar rendabele winning van hernieuwbare producten uit biologische reststromen gaat van start.
Read more (Friday 7/6/2013)

Rob Heim will leave Paques

Paques Holding bv, today announced that the contract of its Chief Executive Officer, Rob Heim, will be terminated by mutual agreement in the second half of 2013. Mr. Heim will continue to serve as CEO until his successor is nominated and a transition phase is completed.
Read more (Wednesday 22/5/2013)

Officiële start CENIRELTA-project

Waterschap Hollandse Delta, Paques en STOWA werken gezamenlijk, met Europese LIFE+ subsidie, aan een veelbelovende energiezuinige technologie die afvalwater en daarmee het oppervlaktewater straks nog schoner maakt. Met de onthulling van het informatiebord is het CENIRELTA-project officieel van start gegaan. Het project loopt tot en met 2015.
Read more (Thursday 28/3/2013)

Ontmoet Paques op de AquaNederland vakbeurs!

Op dinsdag 19, woensdag 20 en donderdag 21 maart 2013 zijn wij aanwezig op de Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs in de Evenementenhal Gorinchem op stand nummer 201.
Read more (Wednesday 6/3/2013)

EU research project on algae-based polymers kicks off: SPLASH

SPLASH – Sustainable Polymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons
On 19-21 November 2012 the twenty partners involved in an EU funded research programme held their kick-off meeting in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Read more (Friday 21/12/2012)

Paques Brasil officially opened by Princess Máxima

On the 21st of November 2012, Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands inaugurated Paques Brasil Sistemas para Tratamento de Efluentes Ltda in Piracicaba, Brazil.
Read more (Thursday 22/11/2012)

Paques Shanghai celebrates 15 year anniversary

On Friday, 29th of July, Paques Shanghai celebreted its 15th anniversary together with all employees, selected partners and clients. They all experienced an outstanding and special day.
Read more (Friday 13/7/2012)

New Rendac wastewater treatment plant produces energy

Balk/Son, 6th of June 2012 - Rendac Son (part of VION Ingredients) and the Dutch water technology company Paques have agreed on the construction of an innovative new wastewater treatment plant that will produce green energy.
Read more (Wednesday 6/6/2012)

Mike Jetten awarded with Spinoza Prize for discovery of Anammox bacteria!

The Dutch professor Mike Jetten won the highest scientific award of the Netherlands 2012. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) recognizes his research and the significant impact on the understanding of the nitrogen cycle.
Read more (Wednesday 6/6/2012)

Paques at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 Munich!

Come visit an extraordinary Paques booth in Hall A1, stand 229/328.
Get your free E-Ticket now!
Read more (Wednesday 9/5/2012)

Paques closes dynamic year 2011 with strong financial results

BALK - Water technology company Paques from the Netherlands has ended 2011 positively. The revenue increased by more than 30% to € 58,6 million, while the net profit strongly increased to 7 million euro.
Read more (Thursday 26/4/2012)

Mark van Loosdrecht wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for the development of Anammox

Prof Mark van Loosdrecht of TU Delft has won the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012. This well-respected award recognizes his contribution to sustainable wastewater purification technology. The prize will be presented on Monday, July 2nd during the Singapore International Water Week.
Read more (Tuesday 20/3/2012)

Paques, STW and Delft University of Technology join forces in biopolymer production from wastewater

Technology Foundation STW, Delft University of Technology and Paques signed an option contract, in which Paques acquires the right of first refusal of the results of the STW research project in which the biopolymer production from waste is investigated.
Read more (Thursday 19/1/2012)

SKion purchases significant stake in Paques

Skion GmbH, the investment firm of German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten (BMW, ALTANA, SGL), acquires a share of 20% in water technology company Paques from the Netherlands.
Read more (Wednesday 11/1/2012)

Jos Pâques receives honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology confers an honorary doctorate on Jos Pâques, owner and founder of the water technology company Paques. The conferring will take place during the celebration of the 170th Dies Natalis of Delft University of Technology on Tuesday the 10th of January 2012.
Read more (Wednesday 4/1/2012)

Paques at Aquatech

Visit us in Hall 7, stand 428.
Read more (Monday 31/10/2011)

Paques Partner Event 2011

Shaping Our Future Together
Read more (Monday 10/10/2011)

Jos Pâques awarded with Hoogewerff Gold Medal 2011

The Board of ‘Stichting Hoogewerff-Fonds’ awarded the Hoogewerff Gold Medal 2011 to Jos Pâques.
Read more (Tuesday 12/7/2011)

Paqell B.V.: Shell-Paques joint venture

Shell and Paques create new JV to push bio-desulphurisation technology for Oil & Gas
Read more (Friday 1/7/2011)

Annual results 2010

Paques closes last year positively.
Read more (Tuesday 14/6/2011)

Unilever to create green energy at ice cream factory

Unilever and Paques just finalized the construction of a bio-digester at its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands.
Read more (Tuesday 14/6/2011)