Environmental Protection

Oldcastle Precast Provides Tanks for Waste-to-Energy Facility

Oldcastle Precast, a manufacturer of precast and polymer concrete in the United States, 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, Ind.

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 (also known as Bio-Town) is replacing the town’s aging lagoon wastewater treatment system. Algae biomass from the facility will be thermally processed onsite to generate energy for powering the wastewater plant. According to Mark Bauer, Environmental Product specialist for Oldcastle Precast’s Hartford City plant, Oldcastle supplied six 20,000 gallon tanks in the fall of 2009 with an additional three tanks slated for the future. The facility started operation in early 2010.

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