Sludge2Energy Update – Commissioning of Halle Lochau Facility in Germany
September 13, 2021
Renewable energy can be harvested from a range of sources, including byproducts from sewage treatment, with the major source being biosolids. Australia and New Zealand produces around 2 million tons of biosolids per annum, the bulk of which can be beneficially reused.
Sludge2Energy, a joint venture between HUBER SE and WTE, are delivering several renewable energy facilities in Germany, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
The Halle Lochau facility recently commenced its commissioning phase. Located in Saxony in Germany, the facility will process 33,000 tons per annum of biosolids, producing an energy output of 3.5MW, powering the facility with green energy and reducing the biosolids volume by over 90%.
The final product is a phosphate rich ash. Having removed contaminants such as PFAS, heavy metals and microplastics, the ash will be reused for agricultural purposes in the region.
The facilities are built specifically to manage municipal biosolids from treatment plants within a town or city. Both mechanically dewatered and dried biosolids can be processed in the Sludge2Energy process.
Sludge2Energy delivers significant sustainability and social benefits.
Hydroflux Epco is a significant driver of ANZ’s future resilience in biosolids handling and disposal with exclusive access to some of Europe’s leading biosolids technology.
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