Water sustainability has become a significant issue for FMCG companies. Many companies publish information on their water usage and are committed to reducing their carbon and water footprints. Paques’ technologies for treating water and gas can significantly contribute to this aim.

Wastewater streams from the production of (bio) ethanol or ethanol spirits are generally well suitable for anaerobic treatment as they contain organic compounds. Paques has broad experience with a wide spectrum of distillery waste streams, including evaporator condensate, thin stillage (grain, fruit) and vinasse (sugar cane).

Anaerobic BIOPAQ®IC bioreactors ensure the highest removal sufficiency of organic COD removal. Generating biogas from effluent streams maximizes energy and reduces fossil fuel consumption.

PHOSPAQ™ recovers valuable nutrients from the waste streams, such as nitrogen and phosphor, to be used as slow-release fertilizer. ANAMMOX®  allows excessive nitrogen to be removed, using up to 60% less aeration energy compared to conventional systems and without the need of using an external carbon source like methanol.

With over 100 references in de distilling industry Paques has extensive expertise to provide the industry with solutions to

  • Generate maximum energy (biogas) from effluent streams
  • Minimize the use of fossil fuel consumption
  • Recover valuable resources (such as phosphate fertilizers)
  • Minimize waste
  • Reduce surcharges

Distilleries cases

  • Wastewater from bioethanol production is additional source o...

  • COD reduction in wastewater of ethanol production units ...

  • Sustainable distillery at Roseisle in Scotland ...