Clearfleau, a British provider of on-site waste to energy plants for the food and drink sector, was acquired by EnviroChemie, a German water technology company.
The partnership will allow Clearfleau to expand operations in Europe while providing a wider range of technology solutions to British manufacturing industry clients, the company said.
EnviroChemie supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Dr Jörg Krause, managing director, EnviroChemie, said, “The acquisition of Clearfleau is an exciting development for both companies. We have identified great synergies with their industrial bio-energy focus, as Clearfleau will be able to supply its technology in our markets and they will also support us in the development of sales in the UK market.”
Craig Chapman, chief executive, Clearfleau, said, “We wanted a strong partner to help us develop the industrial effluent treatment and biogas market outside the UK. This collaboration with EnviroChemie offers considerable growth potential for the combined business in the UK and the global market, as more businesses seek a circular economy solution which exploits the energy value in process residues currently being discarded on many factory sites.”