The combined anaerobic and aerobic project includes Biothane’s Biobed EGSB (expanded granular sludge bed) technology and an upgrade of the existing aerobic treatment.

Svijany Brewery appointed Veolia Water subsidiary, VWS Memsep, as the main contractor for the treatment of the site’s wastewater. Biothane’s Biobed EGSB technology will remove more than 70% of the organic pollutants present in the wastewater. Considering potential expansion of the production in the future, the layout of the treatment plant leaves the option for a second anaerobic reactor. The Svijany Brewery will use the biogas from the anaerobic process in a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) unit to heat up the wastewater for anaerobic treatment. At the same time, the CHP unit will produce electricity which will minimize the plant’s impact on the environment.

Erik Draber, Biothane´s area manager of the project said: “The combined strength of the two VWS subsidiaries has made the project especially attractive for the client. It is a first step for Biothane to introduce its technologies to the Czech market.”

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