Water Treatment With Overcapacity | Quebec, Canada

Water Treatment With Overcapacity

Initially, the focus was to establish a biofuel facility and to become self sufficient from an energy perspective. After an analysis of the geographical landscape, it became apparent that the surrounding industries and agriculture had a shortage of potable water. The facility itself also consumed over 10,000 gallons of water per day. The challenge was to not only create a self-sufficient facility from both an energy and water perspective, however, to add new streams of revenue and reduce/eliminate operational costs.


PROJECT OUTLINE

DESCRIPTION:

Water Treatment, Water Conservation, Biofuel, Biogas, Energy Production

CATEGORIES:

Development of a biofuel facility with excess water treatment capacity

LOCATION:

Quebec, Canada


OBJECTIVES & RESULTS

OBJECTIVES:

Initially, the focus was to establish a biofuel facility and to become self sufficient from an energy perspective. After an analysis of the geographical landscape, it became apparent that the surrounding industries and agriculture had a shortage of potable water. The facility itself also consumed over 10,000 gallons of water per day. The challenge was to not only create a self-sufficient facility from both an energy and water perspective, however, to add new streams of revenue and reduce/eliminate operational costs.

RESULTS:

The project secured water distribution rights to the surrounding areas and a water treatment solution was installed to treat all the processed and excess water.  This newly treated/potable water was then delivered to the cattle farms and industries in the surrounding areas downstream from the facility. Although the initial intention of the plant was to utilize farming feedstock, it managed to generate a new stream of revenue by accepting and utilizing sorted waste.  The facility eliminated and converted feedstock, water and energy costs into streams of revenue, while maintaining the production of biofuels. While the project was delivered on time and on budget, it also managed to over perform on its targeted revenue, EBITDA and valuation.