HRS Heat Exchangers, Stand D501, UK AD & Biogas 2017
At UK AD & Biogas 2017, HRS Heat Exchangers will unveil how its pasteurisation technology with energy recovery is helping AD plant operator Muntons prevent almost 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions and save more than £2.5m in energy and disposal costs. For prospective AD operators and developers, the showcase provides a unique opportunity to understand how Muntons and HRS have perfected a tried and tested closed-loop plant.
Visitors to the HRS stand will learn how the HRS 3 Tank Batch Sludge Pasteuriser System with Energy Recovery not only helps certify digestate (reassuring farmers of its quality), but importantly helps Muntons save up to 70% of the heat required for pasteurisation, by transferring energy from the hotter (pasteurised) sludge to the colder (unpasteurised) sludge.
Two years ago, Suffolk-based Muntons commissioned a £5.4m on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, after analysis showed that 60% of the carbon footprint of its supply chain came from the artificial fertiliser used by its barley growers. The company understood that if a proportion of the liquid waste from the 180,000 tonnes of malt it produces every year was treated through AD, it could produce a high quality organic biofertiliser for its farmers to use instead: closing the loop from farm to fork and significantly reducing its carbon footprint.
Now operating successfully for two years and cutting both costs and carbon, Muntons’ AD plant is also preventing 3,000 tanker movements per year and generating around 12% of the site’s electricity demand through the use of the HRS equipment.
Matt Hale, International Sales Manager at HRS comments: “Working with a company like Muntons to deliver a truly revolutionary waste treatment plant shows exactly what is possible in terms of implementing the circular economy. Both in trials and in the fields, the biofertiliser is demonstrating just what a valuable resource it is. We look forward to showing visitors to our stand how they can replicate the successful model being pioneered by Muntons.”
For more information, please contact:
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
HRS Heating Exchangers Ltd
10-12 Caxton Way
Watford Business Park
Tel: 01923 232 335