Getting to Net Zero Energy Leadership Forum hosted by SOWC and OCWA

December 19, 2017

Can we create 5 “net zero energy” wastewater facilities in Ontario in the next 5 years?

It certainly felt possible on October 30, 2017 when SOWC and OCWA convened a workshop with municipal leaders, water technology companies and academic experts. They came together to talk about how to make such a radical transition in Ontario.

We’re off to a pretty good start! City of Stratford was an important case study for the day’s discussion, profiling its plans to advance a Net Zero Energy facility that will accept source separated organics for processing along with biosolids in the anaerobic digester at its wastewater treatment plant. The proposed project was made possible through the City’s collaboration with OCWA and the incorporation of state-of-the-art technology for Biological Hydrolysis (BH) by Suez Water (formerly GE Water & Process Technologies). It’s an example of the “innovation ecosystem” working in Ontario: Building on Suez’ Advancing Water Technologies project, SOWC facilitated an introduction to OCWA. OCWA not only introduced Stratford as a suitable municipal partner for a project, but came on board as a partner in the project.

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