2013 | Symbiont Receives the Industrial Environmental Achievement Award
The Industrial Environmental Achievement Award is given to one industry per year in recognition of outstanding contributions in waste minimization, pollution prevention, environmental compliance and environmental stewardship.
This year, Symbiont recieved the Industrial Environmental Achievement Award for the technical publication, "Not Your Typical Fine Bubble Retrofit: Midwest Cheese Producer Improved Efficiency and Treatment Plant Performance with Aeration System Overhaul" featured on page 40 of the Central States Water Magazine (Spring 2013 edition).
This article by Todd Hammond, Tom Bachman, and Jon Butt of Symbiont details how Grande Cheese Company wanted to add a new high-strength wastewater anaerobic digestion treatment system to eliminate the practice of hauling and land application. Working with Symbiont, Grande Cheese was able to show a 36% energy reduction along with many operational benefits.