Episode #8 - Recorded on Dec 22, 2021

Leading emissions reduction in the water sector, with Hydroflux

“As a group, we’ve worked from our very beginnings to create ecologically sustainable solutions for businesses and municipalities like supporting our clients on their journey to protect our most valuable resources. With the risk posed by climate change now high on everyone’s agenda, we’re finding our expertise being called upon more and more to provide our clients with new and more sustainable solutions to their water, bio solids and future planning issues.

Aside from continual innovation and improvement on our designs, we also scour the world for new technologies and processes and introduce these into the Australian and Pacific Islands marketplace. This could be something like ultra-efficient aeration systems that use significantly less power to treat wastewater, on site sludge drying, to find screens that create increased bio gas production in a sewage plant, to bio solids incineration, which is a very new technology and something that we’re working very hard pushing into the Australian and New Zealand markets in particular. It greatly reduces trucking distances and the associated carbon from fuel use. It provides renewable energy. And most importantly, it gets rid of microplastics from the biomass and produces a phosphate fertilizer, which can be used by farmers. What we’re trying to do all the time is just let everybody know that these technologies are available, that it is possible to do these types of things, and then just work with our clients to educate them and just let them know what is actually possible”, explains Adrian Minshull, co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of the Hydroflux Group.

In this podcast episode, we speak with Adrian Minshull, co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of the Hydroflux Group, one of Australia’s fastest growing and leading specialist water and wastewater solutions providers and Julia Seddon, CEO and Director of Cress Consulting, a subsidiary of the Hydroflux group.

We talk about the group’s climate strategy , how they tackle their emissions and climate risks and why they decided to go carbon neutral under Climate Active. We explore innovative solutions for water and wastewater that align with SDG 6, save energy, and produce renewable energy and fertiliser. We also discuss how the group managed to go through the Climate Active process in under 3 months and what their recommendations are for companies looking to go down a similar path.

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About The Hydroflux Group

Hydroflux is one of Australia’s fastest growing and leading specialist water and wastewater solutions providers. Hydroflux is a privately owned Australian group of businesses providing a wide range of solutions for the industrial and municipal sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and United Kingdom. The group encompasses a specialist engineering business as well as a dedicated sustainability consulting division offering expert support and guidance to a broad range of clients.

Hydroflux’s emissions reductions strategy focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable procurements, internal policies and procedures (e.g., travel, transitioning vehicle fleet to EVs) as well as improved waste management practices.

Building on its longer-term sustainability strategy the Hydroflux Group recently chose to go carbon neutral and seek Climate Active certification as part of its commitment to a brighter future and to demonstrate that the business takes its climate responsibility seriously.

If you want to find out more about the Hydroflux Group, please visit the following:

About Cress Consulting

Cress Consulting is a subsidiary of the Hydroflux group. Their services include sustainability strategy design and delivery, value transformation, water stewardship, climate and water risk and issues management. Supported by more than 60 specialist engineers and scientists across the world, they provide expert guidance helping their clients uncover opportunities for sustainable growth, resource efficiency and water security.

If you want to find out more about Cress Consulting, please visit the following:

About Adrian Minshull

Adrian Minshull is a co-founder, CEO and Managing Director of the Hydroflux Group.  Adrian has over 36 years’ experience in providing leading edge water, wastewater and water recycling technology to industry and government throughout the Asia Pacific region.

If you want to get in touch with Adrian, you can connect with him on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianminshull/

About Julia Seddon

Julia Seddon is CEO and Director of Cress Consulting, a subsidiary of the Hydroflux group. She is a sustainability and corporate affairs professional with more than 20 years’ experience in manufacturing, food, and agriculture industries. She holds chairman and director positions in not-for-profit water stewardship and sustainable agriculture organisations.

If you want to get in touch with Julia, you can connect with her on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-seddon/

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast

Global Methane Pledge – https://www.globalmethanepledge.org/

Meet the host

Barbara Albert is the Co-CEO of 100% Renewables. She is passionate about business and works to make organisations’ transition to net-zero emissions simpler and profitable. Barbara is the award-winning author of Energy Unlimited – Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy, one of the world’s most important books on renewable energy, as ranked by peers and experts in the industry.

About 100% Renewables:

In 2015, we developed one of the first organisational plans to achieve 100% renewable energy. It was the first time we had an opportunity to look holistically at a whole business to see how 100% renewables could be achieved.

When we developed that plan, we saw that organisations could operate with renewable energy and reach net zero emissions while driving financial performance. Based on this revelation, we named our business ‘100% Renewables’ – a name which encapsulates our vision that in future, all organisations will be powered with renewables and have zero emissions.

Since then, we have helped over 100 organisations develop their net zero plan and have grown the business to a national team of net zero specialists. We are known for developing strategies that are pragmatic, based on sound business cases, and have organisational buy-in.

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