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Pacific’s Bluetongue Brewery features water recovery plant

Pacific Beverages’ has installed a water recovery plant at its new NSW Bluetongue Brewery for increased sustainability.

The water recovery plant recycles the brewery’s water and 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 follow strict environmental standards and boast world-class water and energy savings. It is designed in a modular format to allow for growth.

The brewery targets a reduction in water usage to 2.2L for every litre of beer produced using water recovery techniques.  Methane from this process will also power a third boiler which will reduce energy consumption by about 15 per cent.

Bluetongue Brewery’s water recovery is subjected to GWE’s anaerobic treatment which 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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