Oldcastle Precast recently announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Indianapolis-based Algaewheel Technologies, LLC, to sell Algaewheel technology as part of its decentralized wastewater treatment systems in the U.S.
Under the terms of the agreement, Oldcastle will incorporate the unique and patented “green” algal growth process to effectively manage wastewater treatment in a sustainable manner. Oldcastle’s systems will be applicable for cluster housing, commercial, educational, institutional, and other applications where connecting to a central sanitary sewer is not possible or is too expensive.
According to Oldcastle, they have already been marketing the Algaewheel Bacpac system, which is a low-energy (due to use of solar energy) and low-maintenance pretreatment system for commercial subsurface disposal applications, in the Midwest. According to Steve Kingsland of Oldcastle Precast’s National Sales, Marketing & Engineering Group, “we will be launching a larger system, called the Maxpac, for secondary and tertiary treatment applications within the next six months. Like the Bacpac, the new Maxpac system will feature Algaewheel technology and will treat wastewater in the same environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.”
Kingsland explained, “There are huge green benefits to this technology in that as algae grows through photosynthesis (solar energy usage), it produces oxygen and uses CO2. The carbon footprint of the systems is significantly smaller, and the resulting biomass is a renewable energy source.”
Source: Oldcastle Precast