PepsiCo reduced costs and addressed climate and water goals through onsite wastewater treatment

  • 09.10.2022
  • Water Technology

PepsiCo has embarked on a 2030 business transformation that puts the environment and human capital at the center of the business choices that are made. The company call this pep+ (PepsiCo Positive), and it embodies the company’s targets to become net water positive and achieve net-zero emissions. As a leading CPG company, PepsiCo is committed to becoming net water positive by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions across the entire value chain (Scope 1, 2 & 3) by 2040.

As part of this journey, PepsiCo conducted a pilot to look for cost-effective and sustainable alternatives to improve existing wastewater management at the company’s bottling facility in Fresno, California. PepsiCo needed a technology that could address operational challenges while simultaneously bringing water efficiency and climate benefits. PepsiCo was interested in Aquacycl’s BioElectrochemical Treatment Technology (BETT), a modular, onsite wastewater treatment as a service which guarantees permit compliance while mitigating up to 90% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.