The opportunity exists for municipal wastewater treatment plants to generate significantly more energy than existing installed technology allows, not only allowing WWTPs to be net-zero but to be an energy resource for the community.
Gary Miller, president and chief operating officer with Clear Cove Systems, sat down with Water Online Radio to discuss how Clear Cove is going to revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry by focusing on energy and harvesting carbon with their disruptive Harvester technology. The technology performs the enhanced capture of organics in the primary treatment process to reduce plant energy consumption and significantly increase energy production, unrealized by other treatment processes. The Harvester technology transforms wastewater process facilities into renewable energy generators at a level that eclipses previous technology, making wastewater the new renewable energy source.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) supported this project at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, and demonstrated the potential for an increase of up to 520% more biogas generation through the enhanced capture of high energy value organics in the primary treatment process. ClearCove’s technology will enable plants like the IAWWTF to surpass net-zero energy and return renewable power to their community.
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