Voices: Making it Work

Canadian Refinery Recycles All Its Wastewater

Five-stage treatment system also reduces fresh water intake by more than a quarter

By John Elliott, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Jun 13, 2018

Federated Co-operatives Limited’s Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) in Regina, Sask., is one of Canada’s largest and most productive refineries. The complex originally was established in the 1930s by a group of eight farmers as a more economical way to supply fuel to a small chain of Saskatchewan farmer-owned gas stations. The facility’s output has grown from 500 bbl/d in 1935 to 130,000 bbl/d today, making it one of Western Canada’s major fuel suppliers.

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