Blue TANYA project

‘Blue TANYA’ is a technology transfer dmonstration project in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and Housetec Inc. aimed at testing the JOHKASOU technology in Europe.

Blue TANYA serves as pilot to regionally organized projects for the decentralized treatment of household wastewater, as well as  developing natural capital investment projects based on Ecosystem Finance Scheme (EFS), CTI’s unique Payment for Ecosystem Services model.

The extention of the project is planned to demonstrate  CTI’s regional project development methodology, EFS, aimed at enabling public-private financing of investments in natural infrastructures.

JOHKASOU(浄化槽), a term in Japanese, means “sanitation box”, an advanced form of septic tank, that serves the individual, decentralized treatment of household wastewater, as opposed to sewerage systems and centralized treatment.  In Japan, over 30 million people are served with JOHKASOU.

The ‘Blue TANYA’ Project is implemented in the village of Szentkirály, Bács-Kiskun County in Central Hungary. Three households, located remotely from the center of the village (Tanya), with 5-7 residents each, had been selected as project sites, where in September 2017. KGRNF-5 type equipment manufactured by Housetec Inc. Japan, were installed. Monitoring operation, sampling and testing the treated wastewater will continue over a period of two years.

The objective of the pilot project is to collect data and gain experience with the joukasou technology in the Hungarian natural, regulatory and social environment, in order to facilitate transfer of the technology to Hungary and the wider Central-Eastern European region. The results will also serve to promote CTI’s regional project development methodology, Ecosystem Finance Scheme, aimed at enabling public-private financing of investments in natural infrastructures.