British provider of on-site waste-to-energy plants for the food and drink sector Clearfleau has been acquired by the German water treatment company EnviroChemie, which is part of SKion’s water portfolio.
EnviroChemie supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.
Based in Darmstadt, Hesse, EnviroChemie has established a global reputation for reliable and innovative technology in the water and wastewater treatment sector, developing and implementing a range of customised on-site treatment solutions for customers in a range of industrial and commercial markets.
Clearfleau’s on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) based plants enable food and drink processing companies to treat their effluent and generate biogas, reducing their overall energy use and cutting carbon emissions while converting liquid residues into bio-energy and clean water.
Managing director of EnviroChemie Dr Jörg Krause 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.”
Chief executive of Clearfleau Craig Chapman 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.”
Clearfleau has a number of high-profile industrial clients and reference plants, and will represent EnviroChemie in the UK industrial market, developing technology and speciality chemical sales and extending the range of solutions the company can provide. The partners will collaborate to develop the market for Clearfleau’s plants on industrial sites in Europe and other areas.
EnviroChemie is owned by SKion, which has a wide portfolio of companies involved in the water treatment sector, including ELIQUO HYDROK in the UK serving the municipal market. Clearfleau is already working closely with EnviroChemie on projects in the UK and will provide support on projects elsewhere.