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My fellow Distillers of fine spirits, You may or may not have contemplated the potential for the byproducts generated by our industry. Spent wash, CO2, compostable solids, and waste heat are all usable in the generation of other products. We are building a system that will take these byproducts and create a variety of other products: water, spices, botanicals, produce, freshwater fish, garden soil amendments and more. This system will virtually eliminate wastewater effluent, majority of solid wastes, and CO2 emissions. This means a serious reduction in waste liability and a cost reduction and increase in revenue generation. Our prototype system is under construction now and hopefully with the assistance of other interested parties will be available to learn about more. I am looking for a number of interested industry partners to complete the development of this system. Upon completion each partner will have full access to the research, design, and operation for their own use. The rest of the industry will of course have to purchase this system at a considerably higher cost. If you are interested let me know, and we can discuss this opportunity further. Thank you for your time,
Some resources for those struggling with waste (including me) Note "EPA" doc is from Australia not USA Tacoma, WA has local code that may give you a sense of the scope Section 12.08 Tacoma has a great "start up" document in the P-1300.....lots of basic stuff to review----that town has a distilling district!! Tacoma, Wa typical City Code SEE SECTION 12.08---Title12-Utilities.pdf Treatment and Reuse of Distillery Wastewater.pdf Tacoma, WA---P-1300-Craft-Distillery.pdf EPA Distillery Guidelines.pdf NYS DEC.pdf
Hey folks, i really need your help here, we are starting a new distillery and the local folks are asking a great question. We will make whiskey. What we are mostly interested in are the highlighted areas below total BOD per mg/l and TSS per mg/l, keeping in mind that the backset/spent grains (spillage) and spent yeast will go to the farmers (we will use conical fermentors and we harvest the yeast) we also use a 2 micron filter before sending the beer to the still kettle. we will use an average of 2- 2.5 pounds of grain per gallon of water and all of our wort will be lautered. we will not be fermenting on the grain. any help will be very valuable. if you know of a company that does this type of work, i will gladly pay for their services. Thank you gain Chemical, Physical or Biological characteristic Standards Biochemical oxygen demand 145 Lbs. a day at a concentration not to exceed 200 mg/l TSS 145 Lbs. a day at a concentration not to exceed 200 mg/l