Orege supports dozens of clients around the world “in the development, manufacturing and marketing of treatment solutions for municipal and industrial sludge and complex effluents.”
The SLG (solid, liquid, gas) solution promotes sludge recovery through changes to its physical, chemical and rheological characteristics, a high-performance solution for industrial firms, operators and municipalities.
According to Orege, the patented technology is compact and “can easily be integrated with existing equipment on waste water treatment plants in order to achieve substantially better thickening and dewatering without disrupting operations.”
Orege expects this sale to be a ‘springboard’ for its development in the US agrifood sector and in its other target countries.
Once Mullins Cheese acquires the solution later this summer, it will be able to “improve the dewatering performance of its sludge treatment line, significantly reducing the quantity of sludge for disposal.”
It will also help Mullins increase production capacity and decrease transport and disposal costs that come from processing 3.5m liters of milk per day.
Mullins has a history of environmental innovation and has worked before to reduce waste produced by its facilities in Knowlton and Marshfield, Wis.
In 2001 the dairy company expanded and added a whey processing facility that produces whey protein isolate powder. High biological value, ease of digestion and immune-boosting capabilities make it a good source of protein consumed in nutritional supplements, food and sports drinks.