Pharmaceutical and Biotech

Pharmaceutical and Biotech

The pharmaceutical and biotech sectors have complex water, waste and energy needs from manufacturing facilities, laboratories, cleanrooms and office spaces. These manufacturers require expert insight into areas such as water reuse, hazardous waste disposal, solvent recycling and energy management to maintain operational excellence and minimize environmental footprint.


Across all types of pharmaceutical manufacturing, HVAC systems, used to control the air quality of the production environment, consume more energy than any other system.

Driving a more circular economy

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies generate considerable amounts of waste and wastewater, meaning the quality of their disposal, reuse and recycling programs can have a significant impact on both environmental and financial goals. As a result, the industry outsources specialized recovery and reuse services (solvent recovery, by-product recycling, and water treatment and reuse) to maximize revenues, reduce water and raw material consumption and guarantee proper health and safety measures.

Sustainable, reliable onsite energy

Inefficient, energy-intensive operations, coupled with high power costs, increase greenhouse gas emissions and impact profitability for bio-pharma manufacturers. Unplanned interruptions can result in safety issues, process equipment failures and production downtime. Our expert engineering operations and maintenance teams can help pharmaceutical companies implement a range of reliable onsite energy solutions such as microgrids, combined heat and power systems and more.

Streamlining energy purchasing and utility billing

With numerous manufacturing sites to manage and millions in annual energy costs, global pharmaceutical and biotech companies often need help formulating an energy procurement strategy and managing time consuming utility bill operations. Energy market analysts combined with enterprise energy management software can improve process efficiencies across multiple pharmaceutical facility locations by consolidating invoicing data, analyzing consumption patterns and forecasting monthly energy expenditures.

Our solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech


How and why, at a glance

Veolia provides solutions to improve waste disposal, recycling and regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as innovative solutions for managing energy and water use. 


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