Turning whey from dairy wastewater into alcohol and revenue

On October 5, 2011, in Blog, Cleantech News, by Paul O`Callaghan

Turning whey from dairy wastewater into alcohol and a revenue stream was the subject of a recent presentation by Paul O’Callaghan CEO of O2 Environmental. This presentation was for Water Tech Week February 2011 in San Jose, California, USA and outlines, by way of a case study, how it is possible to save money and actually […]

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Resource Recovery from wastewater – the new paradigm

On July 26, 2010, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

Everywhere you look people are trying to do more with less. Reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce energy use, recover resources. There are strong economic drivers to do all of these things, they also happen to be sustainable. Last Thursday (July 22nd 2010) I moderated the first in the BlueTech Tracker(TM) Webinar series: Mineral & Resource […]

Low Cost Desalination – Saltworks Breakthrough

On November 3, 2009, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

Canadian firm, Saltworks Technologies, just came out of stealth in relation to their desalination technology, which they claim reduce the electrical energy required for desalination by over 70%. They report they can produce 1m3 of water with 1kW hour of electrical energy, compared to the 3.7kWhr per m3, which is what is currently achievable using […]

Water & Energy – crisis and opportunity

On June 23, 2009, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

‘Any plan to switch from gasoline to electricity or biofuels is a strategic decision to switch our dependence from foreign oil to domestic water’. So says Dr. Michael Webber of the University of Texas at Austin in an interview with Steven Lacey on the Inside Renewable Energy Podcast this week. Webber comments on the links […]