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BIOTHANE

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OUR MISSION RESOURCING THE WORLD


We contribute to increasing access to resources as well as
preserving and renewing them

DEVELOPING
ACCESS TO RESOURCES:
Veolia offers operational
solutions that consume fewer
environmental resources and
are more economically
efficient, so as to expand both
the potential and the accessibility
of the resources available.

PRESERVING
RESOURCES:
Veolia develops solutions
to conserve resources and
optimize their use, while
protecting their quality and
efficiency throughout the
usage cycle.

REPLENISHING
RESOURCES:
Veolia provides solutions
for creating new
secondary resources
that will gradually offset
the increasing scarcity
of natural primary resources,
generating new opportunities for
social and economic development
that protect the environment.

OUR EXPERIENCE:
160 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY

1853
FOUNDING
of Compagnie
Gnrale des Eaux

2003
THE GROUP
is renamed
Veolia
Environnement

2014
THE NEW
VEOLIA
Resourcing the world

1853 1900

1900 1939

1945 1992

1992 2013

2014 -

Drinking water is delivered


to cities to meet the
challenge of urbanization.

Wastewater services,
waste treatment and
access to energy
expand on a large scale.

Environmental services
provide support for
reconstruction and the
industrial growth.

A concern for sustainable


development gradually
emerges as a global
priority.

In the face of growing


scarcity, resource
management must be
reinvented to create a new
economic and social
dynamic.

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ABOUT US
OUR ACTIVITY AND KEY FIGURES FOR 2014
VEOLIA DESIGNS AND DEPLOYS CIRCULAR ECONOMY SOLUTIONS FOR WATER, WASTE
AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY FOR CITIES, INDUSTRY AND CITIZENS.

WATER

ENERGY

WASTE

23,880

179,000

6.8 M

39.3 M

million revenue

employees
on 5 continents

tons equiv. CO2


avoided and

MWh of renewable or
alternative energy
consumed

15.3 M

34%

tons equiv. CO2


reduced
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of the companys total


consumption
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DECENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION
SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS

EUROPE
7,680 million revenue
65,300 employees

NORTH AMERICA
2,020 million revenue
9,000 employees

FRANCE
ASIA / OCEANIA

9,305 million revenue


53,000 employees

2,170 million revenue


25,600 employees

LATIN AMERICA
895 million revenue
14,100 employees

AFRICA
MIDDLE EAST
1,810 million revenue
12,000 employees

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23,880

179,000

million revenue

employees on 5 continents
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OUR ACTIVITIES

42.8
3,338

million people provided


with collection services on
behalf of municipalities

wastewater treatment plants


managed

4,455
water production plants
managed

SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT

31.3
million tons of waste
recovered as materials
or energy

AND CUSTOMERS
COMPETITIVENESS

59.6
WATER

730,000

million people connected to


wastewater systems

business customers

96
million people
supplied with water

WASTE

655

52
million MWh produced

waste-processing
facilities operated

2.4
million collective housing
units managed

529
ENERGY

heating and cooling


netwoks managed

1,802
Industrial sites managed
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About Us Veolia Water Technologies

Veolia Water Technologies provides the complete range of services


required to design, build, maintain and upgrade water and wastewater
treatment facilities and systems for industrial clients and public
authorities.

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2013 Key Figures

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Global network
Local expertise

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Our Expertise

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Municipal & Industrial Clients

Serving municipal and industrial clients worldwide, our business units:


deliver engineering and turnkey design & build projects
provide client-tailored water treatment solutions and associated services

Municipal
market revenue

Industrial market
revenue

60%
40%
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State-of-the-art technologies

Actiflo
High rate clarification

Multiflo
Enhanced clarification
and lamella settling

Exelys
Continuous thermal hydrolysis

ROSS
Treatment of oilfield produced
water

AnoxKaldnes MBBR
Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor

Memthane
Anaerobic Membrane
Bio-Reactor

Hydrotech
Discfilters

Kaldnes RAS
Recirculating Aquaculture
Systems

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Biothane

Biothane: the Veolia anaerobic brand


Market leader with 35 years experience with over 570 references
Strong focus on R&D and technology development
Design and Build plants across the globe
Link to Biothane website address

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Drivers Anaerobic Technology


Biogas
CH4 28 Nm3
CO2 9 Nm3
304 kWh
Heat loss

BOD
Aerobic
Air (O )
100 kg COD

Carbon Dioxide

BOD
Anaerobic
(25 C 35 C)
100 kg COD
O

Biomass

2-10 kg COD

80% Biogas
(75% Methane)

5% Biomass

15 kg COD

Aeration
100 kwh
Sludge, 30-60 kg
COD

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Sludge 5 kg COD
1 kg COD removed 0.35 Nm3 CH4 3.8 kWh

Challenges facing industry


Some of the key challenges facing the water industry in the coming
century are:
Global warming: due to emissions of greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel consumption
and other anthropogenic activities

Depletion of phosphorus rock: phosphorus reserves are finite with many sources
predicting their depletion within the next 60 - 100 years

Water scarcity: the 2030 Water Resources Group have predicted, in their 2009 report
Charting Our Water Future, that by 2030 water demand will be 6,900 billion m3, but that
there will only be 4,200 billion m3 of available in existing water reserves
6,900 billion m3
900

4,500 billion m3

1500

600
800

- 40%
700

4500
3100

Domestic
Industries
Agriculture

3500

Surface water

Ground water
Current Demand
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Demand 2030

Available resources
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Global warming: limiting fossil fuel consumption?

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Phosphorus: a limiting nutrient

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Clean water: a limiting resource

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What are the market implications?

2010

Effect of climate changes on clothes designs since early 20th century.


Source : Petit Bateau, Playtex, Aubade,

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What are the market implications?


Direct cost risk:
Across sub-Saharan Africa shortages of electricity
are holding back economic growth by as much as
4% a year, reckons the World Bank.
Businesses are forced to buy generators,
Paying 50 cents or more per kilowatt-hour

Physical risk:
Water shortages - High tech industry
Use of 2.8 billion gallons of water during 3 months
Cost related to water use = $22,400,000
Value as a shortage risk = $200,000,000

Reputational risk:
Jewellery retailers across the UK and US with
combined sales of more than 3.5 billion have
pledged to reject any gold from an Anglo
American mine that threatens Alaska's wild
salmon industry.

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Paradigm
shift
from End
of PipeWWTP
Wastewater
Treatment
Mindset
End of Pipe?

An End to a Means
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To Biorefinery and resource recovery

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A Means to and End

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The AnMBR can be at the heart of the biorefinery

The AnMBR combines anaerobic digestion with cross-flow ultrafiltration


Facilitates maximum renewable energy production
Ideally suited to medium strength wastewater containing high FOG and/or TSS

Solubilizes nitrogen and phosphorus - facilitating their recovery


Struvite precipitation possible

Produces an excellent effluent in terms of COD without any TSS


Direct application of RO possible

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AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Energy

Parameter

Arla UK

One billion liter fresh milk production / year


Flow
Aim to be Worlds first zero-carbon milk processing facility TCOD
SCOD
Key considerations
Maximizing biogas production essential
Separation of high and low COD streams
Design COD concentration 10 g/l with high TSS and FOG
Discharge to sewer

Very stringent COD limits but lenient nitrogen limits

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TSS
VSS
TKN
TP

Value UoM

498
10,956
9,875
1,376
1,239
277
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m3/d
mg/l
mg/l
mg/l
mg/l
mg/l
mg/l

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AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Energy Arla


PFD

Flare

High
Strength

Gas engine

Electricity

Buffer tank
To
sewer

Waste
water
Buffer tank

Divert tank

Digester

Centrifuge

UF Membranes

Flash aeration

Land application

Low
strength
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feed tank

RO

Treated water tank

Reuse

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30.000

3000

25.000

2500

20.000

2000

15.000

1500

10.000

1000

5.000

500

0
aug/ 2013

mrt/ 2014

sep/ 2014

Influent TCOD
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apr/ 2015

Eff. COD conc. (mg/l)

Inf. COD conc. (mg/l)

AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Energy Arla


Performance

0
okt/ 2015

Effluent TCOD
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AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Energy Arla


Performance
Flow

Influent

Permeate

TCOD

8,473

70

99.2%

mg/l

SCOD

4,120

70

98.3%

mg/l

TSS

1,083

16

98.6%

mg/l

VSS

1,379

55

96.0%

mg/l

VFA

16

1.2

92.6%

meq/l

TKN

245

239

2.2%

mg N/l

NH4-N

46

239

SO4

224

100.0%

mg/l

TP

44

38

13.0%

mg P/l

PO4-P

27

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Removal UoM

mg N/l

mg P/l
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AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Nutrients

Nutrients are hardly removed in an AnMBR


COD removal is almost complete
Conventional nitrification / denitrification will require dosing of an external electron donor

In AnMBR permeate nitrogen and phosphorus will be in the form of NH4


and PO4
Opportunity for alternative technologies - struvite precipitation
Advantages of struvite precipitation:
80% to 90% PO4P
10% to 40% NH4N
Fertilizer income

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AnMBR at heart of the bio-refinery Nutrients

Struvite precipitation limitation:


Due to solubility limitation not possible to have PO4 -P concentrations below 15 mg/l
To be economically viable struvite production should be at least 300 kg/d
Only limited removal of nitrogen ((MgNH4PO4.6H2O)

Alternative for nitrogen removal required


Anammox type technologies are ideal

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Selection of References
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Unilever
Lesaffre
SembCorp
SAB Miller
Fritolay
BP
Amoco
Cargill

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o
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o
o
o
o
o

Heineken
Imbev
Anheuser-Busch
GE
DSM
Tate & Lyle
SaSa
Shell

o
o
o
o
o
o
o

DuPont
CSM
Solvay
Lurgi
Abengoa
Terreos
Minute Maid

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Careers

Pangeo Program
An international internship
assignment with one or
more Veolia Water
Technologies business units:
60 graduates hired per year
1-2 year assignments
Single or multiple country
opportunities
Often a pathway to a permanent job

ELIGIBILITY:
Our program is open to all Masters
and PhD graduates.
A medical examination is required
before you leave on assignment.
You must be aged between 18 and
28.

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Careers

OUR PROGRAMME IN FIGURES:


About 60 graduates employed every year
Strong international awareness
of our candidates: 76% of
PANGEOs speak at least three
languages
Rate of employment at the end
of the program: 70%
560 employees have
participated in the PANGEO
program since 2004.

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Geographical distribution :

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Internship

Internship with Biothane:


Typically working in our lab
Short internships
3 6 months

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THE VEOLIA FOUNDATION

ESTABLISHED IN 2004, THE VEOLIA FOUNDATION


SUPPORTS NON-PROFIT GENERAL INTEREST
ACTIONS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE FIGHT
AGAINST EXCLUSION AND ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION:
Types of action: financial and skills-based sponsorship.

WWW.FONDATION.VEOLIA.COM/EN

Three priority areas: development assistance and humanitarian


emergency, employment support and social cohesion,
environmental protection and biodiversity.
Employees involved:
Each project that is financially supported by the Foundation is
sponsored by one of the Company's employees.

1,350

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PROJECTS backed
since its creation

HUMANITARIAN
emergency or
development
assistance
missions

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The Foundation offers its partners as well as international


associations and institutions the skills of 600 volunteer
employees who belong to the "Veoliaforce" network for
humanitarian missions.

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An example of career within Biothane

Mathilde Baudry
Chemical Engineering graduate (2013)
Master degree obtained in France one year exchange in Denmark

Joined Biothane in September 2013


4 months internship (master thesis) in the lab
10 months working as a Junior Process Engineer
Joined the Pangeo program in November 2014 as a Process engineer

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From an internship in Biothane

What is an internship at Biothane ?


Most of the time working in the lab
Running reactors
Working with other interns
Reporting results to the process team

Working with very experienced people


A really good opportunity to learn
A good team spirit !

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To the Pangeo program

What is it ?
6-24 months mission for a Veolia business unit
Only for 18-28 years old graduate
Originally a contract with French government
No taxes, Veolia can pay your rent
Great (French) social care

How to join the program ?


Interview with HR department (Paris)
Consult the offers available:
https://www.civiweb.com/FR/index.aspx

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The life of a Pangeo

What do you do ?
Basic Design Description
Functional Control Description
Review P&ID
Supervising lab tests
Starting-up new plants
Consulting
Travel a lot!
England, France, Poland, Turkey, Brazil!

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