The transportable demonstration plant will be fully automated and will include a MicroSludge unit, sludge thickening equipment, anaerobic digesters, and a laboratory. The plant will process a portion of the waste activated sludge ("WAS") from the mill's effluent treatment plant to show how it can be turned into biogas, a renewable source of energy. The demonstration will replicate mill operations in order to measure the operating savings at full scale. Installation of the equipment at the Crofton pulp and paper mill, located north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, is scheduled for early 2011. The demonstration trial is expected to last about 15 months. Following the Crofton demonstration, the transportable plant will be moved to other pulp mills for further trials.
Comments Paradigm CEO Gordon Skene, "This project will open up a new market for our MicroSludge technology in the pulp and paper sector, in addition to using MicroSludge at municipal wastewater treatment plants. We're optimistic that by enabling much faster anaerobic digestion, MicroSludge will prove to be an economically viable and sustainable waste-to-energy process for the pulp and paper industry."
Michael Volker, Chairman of GreenAngel comments, "This early work on what will be a large installation marks an important milestone for Paradigm and will act as a valuable reference to help close similar deals at other locations."
About GreenAngel Energy
GreenAngel Energy Corp. is a green energy technology company. Our focus is commercializing new technologies that produce renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, or use renewable energy resources such as water, wind and solar. We also work with companies that deploy or manage technologies and processes that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition to providing strategic capital to investee companies, GreenAngel also provides business and advisory services to help ensure these companies achieve commercial success. The firms include Delaware Power Systems, Light-Based Technologies, Habitat Carbon Assets, Rapid Electric Vehicles, DPoint Technologies, and Paradigm Environmental Technologies. For more information, please visit www.greenangelenergy.ca.
About Paradigm Environmental Technologies
Paradigm Environmental Technologies Inc. is a private company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that has developed MicroSludge®, a patented technology industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).
MicroSludge is a sustainable technology that significantly enhances the anaerobic digestion process, thereby reducing operating costs and increasing plant capacity. MicroSludge is modular, and can be easily deployed at existing WWTP facilities. MicroSludge can also be used to process industrial wastewater applications including pulp and paper, meat and food processing, pharmaceutical, and chemical plants.