Paques helps companies and municipalities contribute to the major challenges of today: to reduce their water and carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources. Paques does this by developing ingenious anaerobic water purification systems that produce energy from wastewater, whilst purifying the water and facilitating water reuse. The biogas produced in the purifying process is a source of green energy, a field of emerging interest worldwide.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Bioenergy
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $10,000,000 US - $100,000,000 US
In a fast changing world, humanity is confronted with challenges like global warming, depletion of valuable resources and, most threatening, water scarcity. Water is a bare necessity of life and essential in the production of food, goods and energy for social-economic development and for maintaining healthy ecosystems.
Even though 70% of the earth’s surface consists of water, only 1% of this immense quantity is fresh water and available for human consumption and use. A growing world population, the changing climate and the demands for a higher standards of living only intensify the pressure on already scarce resources. Therefore, integration of water purification, sustainable energy generation and reuse of resources is becoming more and more essential in production processes.
Ideas and Solutions
Since over 30 years, Paques helps industries to reduce water and carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources. Paques’ anaerobic water purification systems produce energy (biogas) from wastewater, whilst purifying the water and facilitating water reuse.
After the introduction of the first BIOPAQ® reactor in 1981 Paques developed a broad portfolio for integrated water and gas treatment in close cooperation with partners. All the solutions proved to be cost-effective and highly reliable.
Leading companies from a variety of industries worldwide selected Paques as their partner for meeting their purification and sustainability obligations. Paques accomplished long-term relationships with customers by working together in the development of solutions and delivery of high-quality installations.
In more than three decades, Dutch second-generation family owned business Paques became one of the leading players in water and gas treatment and currently Paques has offices and/or production facilities in the Netherlands, China, Brazil, United States of America and India and a network of professional partners worldwide.
With a large number of installed references (over 1800 in more than 60 countries), Paques proved to be a reliable partner in business. Solutions for water and gas treatment require an integrated approach. Paques’ strength lies in devising solutions that meet even the most far-reaching requirements of customers.
Paques has a high focus on innovation, and continuously develops new treatment systems for new challenges.
Over the past decades, the company has converted many innovative ideas into successful solutions for clients. With dedicated R&D centers in the Netherlands and China, Paques remains a leading company in the field of the development of water and gas treatment. The combination of knowhow, experience, decisiveness and our multidisciplinary approach, guarantees an accelerated implementation.
Paques biotechnology helps companies to reduce fresh water intake, decrease their carbon footprints and reclaim valuable resources from waste. Major global changes make integration of water purification, sustainable energy generation and reuse of resources of growing importance.
Water scarcity is one of the most important challenges of today and for the future. Water is a bare necessity of life. It is essential in the production of food, goods and energy, for socio- economic development and for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Although 70% of the earth’s surface consists of water, only 1% is fresh water and available for human consumption. A growing world population, a changing climate and higher standards of living only intensify the pressure on already scarce resources.
Continuing global warming and depleting reserves of fossil fuels force us to explore alternative, sustainable energy sources. There is a close connection between energy and water, as one is needed to use the other.
The world’s natural resources are running low. Take phosphate, an essential element in the production of food. It is expected that half of the world’s current high-grade resources will be gone before the end of the century. Besides this, reserves of some base metals are expected to be depleted within two decades.
Paques' mission is to design biotechnological processes to purify water and gas streams in order to improve the sustainability of companies and contribute to the balanced improvement of People, Profit and Planet through revitalization of resources.
The environmental impact of Paques’ technologies
Even though the Paques’ technologies are mainly built on economic grounds, significant environmental advantages are reached with the Paques reference base.
- Daily 25.8 million kg of organic pollution is treated with over 1048 anaerobic BIOPAQ® installations of Paques worldwide
- These installations produce an amount of biogas equal to the natural gas requirements of 2.8 million households in the Netherlands
- Additionally 11.2 Mt CO2 is reduced per year
2014 Nomination for the Dutch Koning Willem I Prize
2011 Jos Pâques awarded with the Hoogewerff Gold Medal 2011
2008 AGV Award for BBA-Technology
2007 IChemE Awards: Sellafield Award for Engineering Excellence
2006 Cathay Pacific China Trader
2006 Environmental European Press (EEP) Award
2006 Care & Profit Prize
2005 Deshima Award
2005 Global 100 Eco-Tech Award at the 2005 World Exposition Aichi, Japan
2003 Jos Pâques and Sjoerd Vellinga awarded with the Dow Energy Prize 2003
2002 Paques’ ANAMMOX® techology awarded with Machevo Award
2002 Jos Pâques appointed as an Officer in the Order of Orange
1999 Environment Prize for Industry
1999 King William I Plaque for Environment and Energy
Paques is SCC certified. This is the abbreviation for Safety Health and the Environment (SHE) Checklist Contractors and helps to perform our work with greater safety awareness. The SCC system complies with the requirements laid down in European standards.