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Energy Globe Award

With more than 182 participating countries and over 2000 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is today's most prestigious environmental prize worldwide. It distinguishes projects regionally, nationally and globally that conserve resources such as energy or utilize renewable or emission-free sources. Award ceremonies are held all over the world. Prominent personalities as well as Energy Globe Ambassadors in 90 countries support the mission of Energy Globe. The activities of Energy Globe attract worldwide media attention - international TV stations report each year with approximately 1,000 hours of broadcasting time. The aim of the Energy Globe is to raise global attention on sustainable, everywhere applicable environmental solutions and to motivate people to also become active in this area.

National ENERGY GLOBE Award Ireland 2018

Submitted by: NVP Energy Ltd
NVP Energy Wastewater Treatment at Arrabawn Dairies, Co. Galway

NVP Energy’s first full-scale dairy plant project involves the treatment of 500m3/day of wastewater at Arrabawn Dairies Group in Co. Galway, Ireland. Arrabawn Dairies is part of Arrabawn Co-op, a leading Irish dairy group which produces liquid milk, consumer milk products and animal feed. It has a turnover of €221m. Arrabawn Dairies chose NVP Energy as the sustainable, low OPEX wastewater solution to provide the treatment capacity increase they required.

Initial situation
Arrabawn Group are a large diversified Co-operative Society with an annual turnover of €221M, with the group comprising of a retail trading division, animal feed division as well as manufacturing division with facilities for both liquid milk and dairy ingredients. Their production site in Co. Galway is a liquid milk plant which was developed in 2005. Prior to the implementation of the project, there was a small existing treatment plant on-site but having grown the business in the last 10 years, there was a need to improve the effluent treatment.

Acutely aware of their waste water issue at the Co. Galway site, Arrabawn sought out an innovative solution to meet this challenge which led to the implementation of the project conducting a long-term pilot trial with them. Due to the success of this trial, an Arrabawn group decided to implement the technology at full- scale at the Co. Galway site. One NVPE module with containerised mechanical & electrical components and smart controls system, treats up to 500 m³ of waste water per day.

NVPE is a highly innovative clean tech company with a unique WWT technology that is specifically targeted at the global Food & Drink and Municipal WW markets. The technology is the first energy-positive WWT technology on the market that cleans low strength WW to a very high standard whilst recovering valuable high-quality biogas.

Involved partners
Arrabawn Group

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