New Energy

Waterleau has acquired substantial know-how in the production of green energy from water and sludge treatment, from waste and from biomass. Waterleau owns and operates a zero-discharge biomass-to-energy plant, which is its R&D center for the development of advanced anaerobic digestion technologies.

From wastewater

Wastewater can be a source of renewable energy. Our anaerobic wastewater treatment technology is designed to convert the organic pollution into methane (CH4) gas, the main component of biogas. The biogas is used for the production of electricity, heat or a combination of both (cogeneration).

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From sludge

Up to 70% of the energy needs of a wastewater treatment plant can be provided by sludge digestion. In our sludge digesters, sludge from aerobic wastewater treatment is converted into methane which can be used in co-generators for producing heat and electricity.

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From biomass

Energy recovery from biomass is possible through biomass digestion (biomass-to-biogas) or through biomass incineration (biomass-to-energy).  In contrast to fossil fuel, biomass is ‘close’ to its biological origin so that combustion of biomass is considered a CO2 neutral operation. That is why biomass is considered as one of the most important renewable energy sources

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From solid waste

Our Waste-to-Energy technologies include solutions for the incineration and energy recovery from industrial waste, hazardous and medical waste. Different waste combustion systems exist, based on the nature of the waste (rotary kiln, fluidized bed, gas burner, liquid burner). Waterleau has proprietary technology for each of these systems (see also thermal treatment of industrial and medical waste).

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