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Our environmental management goes hand in hand with our business commitment to minimize our industry impact on the environment.

We are committed to:

  • Generate bio energy from methanization of our industrial effluents.
  • Reduce our daily industrial use of methane natural gas from pipeline leaving it available for residential and institutional use.
  • Contribute to reduce GEI emissions by reducing the use of methane natural gas which comes from non-renewable energy sources.
  • Our main goal is to make the utmost use of our agro-industrial waste:
  • CITRUS PEEL
  • LIQUID EFFLUENTS
  • FOREST RESIDUES

By generating:

  • BIOMASS
  • BIOGAS

TODAY

 

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Water Supply

Water needed for the plant is obtained from a deep dwell. Water is made drinkable automatically and simultaneously to extraction. This process is carried out by means of a hypochlorite injection pump that works in coordination with a submerged pump.

Liquid Effluents Treatment

Our liquid effluents, mostly wash water with suspended solids, are drained from elaboration plant and carried out through a drainage system to a primary treatment plant composed of a stainless rotating filter. From there, effluents go to a 100,000 liters of capacity settling tank where separation of solids occurs by flotation and sedimentation. Then, they go to an oxidation pond of 300 cubic meters of capacity for pectin coagulation and organic acids and sugar fermentation.

Secondary treatment is carried out by planting bio-digesting plant species, reed.

Effluents from sanitary system (washbasin, toilet, etc.) are collected through closed sewers and driven to a septic tank.

Solid Waste

(BIOMASS/MANURE/CATTLE DIETARY SUPPLEMENT)

1.1) We have changed our tubular gas boiler to a biomass boiler, which has allowed us to use all of our forestry residue as fuel.

1.2) We are assembling a line to dry our citrus peel by using residual gases from the boiler`s chimney to finally be able to use it as fuel for the boiler.

2) Solid residue surplus, made up mostly of pulp, seeds, etc., are carried out of the elaboration plant by means of a screw conveyor to collector trucks.  And mainly use as a cattle dietary supplement.

 

Download PDF: 2013 Project – BIO GAS FROM LIQUID EFFLUENTS

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