Oldcastle Precast Is Part Of First Of A Kind Waste-To-Energy Facility

Oldcastle Precast, the leading manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete in the United States, and part of Oldcastle, Inc., the U.S. arm of international building materials company CRH, reports it has supplied wastewater holding tanks to Algaewheel Technologies, LLC. for retaining 120,000 gallons worth of wastewater on a wastewater-to-renewable energy project in Reynolds, Indiana. Steve Kingsland of Oldcastle Precast’s National Sales, Marketing & Engineering Group said “this was a great opportunity for Oldcastle to be part of a first-of-a-kind facility being built by Thieneman Construction and Algaewheel Technologies. Similar to the nutrient removal pilot facility Thieneman and Algaewheel built for the Town of Hopewell, Virginia during 2009, the algae-based wastewater technology being used by the Reynolds, Indiana facility is identical to that used in our green line of packaged plants and decentralized wastewater treatment systems.” 

The Algaewheel facility for Reynolds, Indiana (also known as Bio-Town), is replacing the Town’s aging lagoon wastewater treatment system. Algae biomass from the facility will be thermally processed on site to generate energy for powering the wastewater plant.

According to Mark Bauer, Environmental Product Specialist for Oldcastle Precast’s Hartford City plant, Oldcastle supplied (6) 20,000 gallon tanks in the fall of 2009 with an additional (3) tanks slated for phase 2 in the future. The facility started operation in early 2010.

For more information about Oldcastle Precast’s wastewater systems and products, visit www.oldcastleprecast.com/wastewater.

SOURCE: Oldcastle Precast

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