CST Wastewater Solutions won national recognition in the Sustainable Manufacturing category at the Food Magazine Awards recently.
CST Wastewater Solutions received the honour for Global Water Engineering’s RAPTOR technology, which converts organic waste to green energy, replacing fossil fuels.
GWE’s RAPTOR (Rapid Transformation of Organic Residues) technology is typically deployed with GWE’s anaerobic wastewater treatment installations to achieve reductions as high as 90-95% of organic loads in wastewater, bringing the load down to regulatory discharge standards.
The RAPTOR technology was recently installed by GWE at the Chok Chai Starch tapioca starch plant in Uthai Thani, Thailand where it greatly reduced a potential environmental pollution issue by processing and converting leftover fresh pulp to useful biogas (CH4).
The judges of the Food Magazine Awards were particularly impressed with RAPTOR’s dual benefits of reducing hazardous waste and producing green energy.
CST Managing Director, Mr Mike Bambridge said that his company was really focussed on converting wastewater into green energy. Given the tough economic climate for manufacturers in Australia, he said it was great to be recognised for their innovations in profitable environmental sustainability.
CST was also a finalist in the ‘Food Safety and Innovation in Non-Food’ category for its Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system, installed at a southern NSW dairy manufacturing site.
CST has been providing Australasia with a broad range of quality cost-effective water and wastewater solutions for over 25 years through partnerships with global leaders such as Smith and Loveless, and the Global Water Engineering group of companies, which specialises in industrial wastewater solutions and renewable energy solutions.