GE Acquires Monsal GE to Buy UK Water, Waste an Biogas Company
GE has set its sight on Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. The company hopes to boost its renewable energies business with the acquisition.
Trevose, Pasadena/USA – With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE hopes to be able to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value from their streams. The acquisition of Monsal could enhance the company’s wastewater treatment product offerings and further GE’s commitment to energy reduction in wastewater treatment.
“For many years, GE has been working to further the development of water reuse, wastewater and tough-to-treat water technologies. The acquisition of Monsal, with its advanced anaerobic digestion technology, will enable us to provide our customers with more energy-efficient options for water treatment solutions. Now our wastewater treatment solutions can be combined with new, advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert biosolids to renewable sources of energy for our customers,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.
Monsal is one of the U.K.’s leading advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy businesses with over 200 installed anaerobic digestion systems. The firm has particular expertise in optimizing anaerobic digestion assets to create strategic renewable energy centers for the water and waste markets.