Athenry Mart Co-Op has awarded Molloy Environmental Systems, a division of Molloy Precast, Tullamore, the contract to construct a new wastewater treatment plant to treat animal wastewater collected in the Mart. The system to be installed uses a novel wastewater treatment technology, developed locally by NUI Galway and licenced to Molloy Environmental Systems, known as the “Pumped Flow Biofilm Reactor” (PFBR). The contract was awarded due to this technologies numerous benefits including; low energy costs, ability to handle strong influents (Typical of that emitted from Marts), low maintenance costs and low sludge yields. The company have installed this technology in numerous villages and are working with other industrial applications such as Fish processing facilities. The Athenry Mart project is expected to commence in September of this year and is to be completed within 4 months. The treated effluent from the plant is to be discharged into the town’s wastewater treatment plant before being discharged into the Clarinbridge River.