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Water Reduction & Energy Efforts Achieve $72,000 Savings at Meat Processing Plant

Water Reduction & Energy Efforts Achieve $72,000 Savings at Meat Processing Plant

Italian meat processor and producer Inalca SpA’s projects to reduce water and energy use at its plant in Rieti, Italy, resulted in annual savings of 3.7 million gallons of water and more than $72,000. The facility’s heating plant, which consists of three boilers fueled by methane gas, generates the steam … Read more »

MillerCoors Reduces Water Use by 17%, Battles Risk with These 3 Strategies

MillerCoors Reduces Water Use by 17%, Battles Risk with These 3 Strategies

MillerCoors used new tools and irrigation initiatives, along with increased brewing efficiencies, that helped the brewing giant reduce its water consumption by 15 billion gallons in 2016, the company announced today. Wet weather also contributed to the 2016 reduction, the company acknowledged. MillerCoors used 16.9% less water compared to 2015 – … Read more »

H2O Innovation Designs Water Reuse System for Dry California City

H2O Innovation will design and build a water reuse system for another dry California city — Carlsbad — during the state’s ongoing drought, the water treatment company says. The ultrafiltration system will have a 3 MGD (11,356 m3/d) capacity and will treat the effluent of the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility. … Read more »


Making Treating, Recycling Fracking Water More Economical

A process to make hydraulic fracturing, or fracking water-neutral, by making treating and recycling contaminated oilfield water more economical, is under development by MIT spinout Gradiant Corporation. MIT News reports that Gradiant says the cost-effective water treatment system will save millions of gallons of water — and millions of dollars … Read more »

EcoVolt MBR

Brewery Slashes Water Footprint 40% with Cambrian Polishing Process

Lagunitas Brewing Company has cut its water footprint by 40 percent after installing Cambrian Innovation’s EcoVolt Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), a polishing process that removes more than 99 percent of pollutants and solids, enabling water reuse on site. The craft brewery is Cambrian’s first EcoVolt MBR customer. The EcoVolt MBR was … Read more »

Water Recycling Required in San Francisco Large Buildings

Developers in San Francisco must install water recycling systems on large, new buildings in the city per an ordinance unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The vote happens as California enters its fourth year of record drought. Other cities are trying similar water reuse strategies to conserve … Read more »

Water Challenge

GE, Statoil Seek Ways to Reduce, Reuse Shale Development Water

General Electric and Statoil’s Sustainability Collaboration has launched the call for entries for its second Open Innovation Challenge focusing on water usage in the development of onshore unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Through crowd sourcing, the challenge invites companies, innovators and institutions to find innovative ways to both reduce fresh … Read more »

$50M for Water Conservation, Reuse Projects

Water meter system upgrades and rebate programs for commercial buildings that install water-wise landscaping are among the water efficiency projects that will receive nearly $50 million from the US Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. The funding for the projects — in California and 11 other western states — aims to help resource … Read more »

Projects Support Potable Water Reuse

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), which sponsors water research, has launched two new potable water reuse research projects focused on supporting potable reuse blending operations. Potable reuse could potentially be implemented in a variety of different ways and one of the remaining research questions is where the best location is … Read more »

GE Launches Industrial Water Reuse Site

General Electric Analytical Instruments’ parent company GE Water & Process Technologies has launched an online platform to share industry insight and discuss interesting concepts surrounding the impact of water reuse on industrial and municipal sectors. UsedtoUseful focuses on water reuse, tough-to-treat water, energy efficiency and monitoring. As an example of … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: TSCA Update, Utility Shield Law, Mining Guidance

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) announced bipartisan legislation to update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. Vitter said the bill would both strengthen consumer confidence in chemical safety, and permit further innovation, the Times-Picayune reported. If passed, their bill would be the first major change to the … Read more »