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Bluetongue Brewery with sustainable water recovery plant

PACIFIC Beverages’ new Bluetongue Brewery in NSW features a water recovery plant for increased sustainability.

The water recovery plant, in addition to boosting water reuse, also provides renewable energy for the brewery, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

The system was installed by a partnership of CST Wastewater Solutions and Global Water Engineering (GWE).

The $120 million Bluetongue Brewery on NSW’s Central Coast will eventually have an annual capacity of 150 million litres, producing premium beers.

Pacific Beverages claims the brewery will boast strict environmental standards and world-class water and energy savings. It is designed in a modular format to allow for growth.

Using water recovery techniques and modern design principles, the brewery targets a reduction in water usage to 2.2L for every litre of beer produced.

Methane from this process will also power a third boiler which will reduce energy consumption by about 15%.

Bluetongue Brewery’s water recovery is subjected to GWE’s anaerobic treatment which significantly reduces the brewery’s carbon footprint by avoiding the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

The wastewater passes through several pre-treatment steps before entering a GWE ANUBIX-B anaerobic methane reactor in which the wastewater’s organic content (COD) is digested by bacteria in a closed reactor, degrading the compounds and converting them into biogas and cleaned effluent.

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