80% of the 'wastewater' (surface water) lead from Nybro to Varde's purification
plant was clean water. Therefore, until now the purification plant has been
unnecessarily strained and too much energy has been used on 'cleaning clean
water'. In future, this will change thanks to new thinking and an innovative
cost savings project.
Today, the wastewater discharge to the purification
plant has been reduced by 89%. This reduction results in major financial
operational advantages and significant energy savings for the purification
plant. The positive results have been achieved in connection with a wastewater
project which was initiated by the employees at the Nybro gas treatment plant in
2011. The annual energy savings correspond to an emission of seven tonnes CO2 or
the annual electricity consumption of 2.5 households (4 persons).
project has more than fulfilled our expectations, and we hope that this model
will be used by other companies to help avoid unnecessary adverse impact on the
environment," said Henrik Bay, Manager at Nybro gas treatment plant.
surface water was previously defined as 'wastewater', but through dialogue with
the authorities and the introduction of new procedures for water management, it
is now possible to lead the water directly to the recipient* instead of to the
In connection with the presentation of the
environmental award, GREENET emphasised that Nybro gas treatment plant is:
- at the forefront of the development in the environmental field
- an active player and committed to the environmental work in the region
- continuously working on preventing pollution and reducing resource consumption.
*in wastewater terminology, recipient means sea, streams, percolation, etc.