Bloom is among the many cost- and energy-saving innovations heralded in a recent Bay Journal piece showcasing DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Radhika Fox, assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, was quoted in the piece as saying “she wished she could ‘bottle up’ the progress made at [Blue Plains], then spread those lessons to others.”

The article details some of Blue Plains’ energy-saving innovations, from the thermal hydrolysis system simultaneously producing Bloom and capturing renewable energy to fuel the plant to a bacteria called anammox used to remove nitrogen.