Winery, Brewery, and Distillery
Paramount in the food and beverage producing industry is the safety, quality and regulatory standards for all products, ingredients and packaging. For Nestlé, a major food and beverage producer, setting standards higher than the US Food & Drug Administration is required to exceed the expectations of their customers. Nestlé, which employs more than 330,000 people worldwide works closely with their packaging and ingredient suppliers to ensure that stringent quality and food safety guidelines are followed.
The process begins with a highly coordinated transport and delivery procedure ensuring quality and safety of supplier ingredients prior to production. Once the ingredients arrive at Nestlé’s manufacturing locations, they are inspected with great care before being approved and accepted into Nestlé’s facilities.
Nestlé believes that in order to provide consumers with healthy products you must begin with healthy ingredients.
After meeting at the Craft Brewers conference, a successful brewery collaborated with ClearBlu Environmental, a full-service design-build firm that specializes in applying sustainable technologies to process wastewater treatment and reclamation. Since their business was growing rapidly, the brewery wanted to expand their operations in Blanco, Texas. Instead of working with separate engineering and construction companies, the brewery hired ClearBlu Environmental because they had the ability to design and build the entire system from end-to-end, implementing custom solutions to meet their specific needs.
An efficient treatment system was required to process the wastewater generated by the brewery. ClearBlu Environmental designed the pretreatment system, which included screening, settling, and ph balancing, as well as the pond design, aeration system, bacterial treatment, and final-stage flow monitoring.
Ecolab provides comprehensive solutions that maximize water and energy usage throughout an operation. In this case story, Ecolab designed and manages the wastewater treatment process for a Northern Californian vineyard producing premium varietal wines for global markets.The Challenge
The dilemma of what to do with the waste stream created by the winemaking process is faced by every domestic vintner. Solutions are different for every one of them depending on where they are situated and the local and federal regulations for that particular location. One Californian winery, producer of premium wines, manages these important issues with keen environmental awareness. Treatment and release of wastewater had to meet their high corporate standards.
With an expanding market for its wide range of varietal wines, production at the winery had to be increased.