Orège deal with Severn Trent Water will “improve anaerobic digestion and biogas production”
The news comes following eight months of rental on three wastewater treatment plants of the Severn Trent Water group, during which time "the performance of the Orege solutions has been fully validated". The organisation said the performance resulted in "significant improvements of the sludge characteristics and in sludge thickening, enabling a significant increase in the treatment capacity of anaerobic digesters and biogas production".
Jon Kendall, bioresources team manager for Severn Trent Water, commented: "These projects have clearly demonstrated the benefits of the Orege solutions to Severn Trent Water by improving the treatment capacity of our digestors. This has in turn resulted in an increase in renewable energy generation. The ease of installation and set-up of the Orege solutions resulted in an immediate uplift in performance at our digestion facilities which was further improved as the unit was optimised."
Pascal Gendrot, CEO of Orege, noted: "Our technology and our innovative solutions can enable an increase in biogas production in wastewater treatment plants. They had been developed and had already shown their economic value (with short returns on investment) in a context of low energy prices. The global energy crisis and high gas and electricity prices are now further accentuating their economic performance. We are delighted to have sold our first solutions dedicated to the 'boost of digestion' to the Severn Trent Group, a true partner of Orege and one of the most innovative and virtuous water utilities in the UK market."