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GE Water acquires UK-based Monsal

Monsal technology converts biosolids and biowaste into renewable energy.


TREVOSE, PA. — GE Water has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private UK-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business.

Financial details have not been released.

With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE says it will 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 will also enhance GE’s wastewater treatment product offerings.

Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business treats biosolids and biowaste and converts it to renewable resources.

Monsal, based in Mansfield, UK, provides advanced technology to treat biosolids and biowaste and convert it into renewable energy and saleable byproducts. Anaerobic digestion is a biological process in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is biogas, which can be combusted to generate electricity and heat.

The company has over 200 installed anaerobic digestion systems.

GE Power & Water’s water and process technologies business is a global supplier of water treatment, wastewater treatment, water reuse and process systems solutions along with water treatment chemicals and process chemicals.

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