SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater treatment process that creates renewable energy, is a Double Hopped Sponsor of the California Craft Brewers Association's Annual General Meeting. The event will be held on October 29, 2013 at the University of California Davis Conference Center in Davis, CA. PTG will introduce craft brewery owners, brewers and industry executives, as well as UC Davis Food Science & Technology students, to its breakthrough wastewater disinfection technology that is optimized for the craft brewing industry.
"Craft brewers are experiencing rapid growth but also face increasing challenges from rising energy and water costs," said Greg Ryan, CEO and co-founder of PTG. "Breweries are increasingly turning to PTG's sustainable technology to generate onsite energy while solving their wastewater problems. Our technology offers energy independence for breweries while providing a superior wastewater solution."
PTG's eco-friendly system can reduce electricity and heating costs in breweries by more than 50 percent. The company's combined heat and power (CHP) systems also solve wastewater problems and eliminate sewer charges. In addition, this technology enables water to be recycled in order to reduce fresh water costs. PTG's technology is sustainable and non-toxic and requires no chemicals. The systems are easy to integrate into existing brewing processes.
The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) is a non-profit trade association representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California. The CCBA provides a broad realm of services for the craft brewing community, which includes addressing critical business and supply issues, developing marketing campaigns that promote California-produced craft beer, and offering gatherings and events to help foster communication and education among our family of brewers. The CCBA is proud to represent the rich and diverse collection of artisans and and entrepreneurs that make up the family of California's craft brewers.<o:p></o:p>
The PTG eco-friendly system for renewable energy and wastewater disinfection
PTG's patented technology is the first and only technology to combine wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG's integrated systems can use available waste by-products (such as biogas) or natural gas to power a turbine or engine that generates electricity. The turbine's hot exhaust air (which is typically wasted) passes through a waste-heat recovery unit that increases the temperature of wastewater to disinfect it. PTG's intelligent software efficiently optimizes energy and water flow throughout the integrated system. PTG's systems are significantly more cost-effective and energy-efficient than other disinfection methods. Unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG's technology is sustainable and does not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps. As a result, PTG's systems fit a broad range of applications in both the municipal and industrial market sectors such as the beer, agriculture, food, and beverage industries.
About Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG)
California-based Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is a rapidly growing, venture capital-backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG's systems feature its patented "two-for-one" technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with the generation of renewable energy. PTG's process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the state of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. PTG's technology has also been officially recognized in the influential EPA's Guidelines for Water Reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine or engine to disinfect wastewater, PTG's process is able to deliver the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG's technology enables tremendous cost savings in water- and energy-intensive industries such as agriculture, beverage and food processing. PTG has won numerous awards including the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Innovative Technology Award, the Katerva Award, the Artemis Top 50 Water Tech award, and the Popular Science "Best of What's New" award. For more information, see www.pastechgroup.com, and follow us on Twitter (@PasTechGroup) and Facebook.
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