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British industrial effluent treatment company acquired by German water technology company

06 April 2018

Clearfleau Limited, a British provider of on-site waste to energy plants for the food and drink sector, has been acquired by the German water treatment company EnviroChemie GmbH, which is part of SKion GmbH’s water portfolio. 

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.

Coming on the acquisition, Dr Jörg Krause, managing director at EnviroChemie, said: “The acquisition of Clearfleau is an exciting development. We have identified synergies with its industrial bio-energy focus, as Clearfleau will be able to supply its technology in our markets and it will also support us in the development of sales in the UK market.”

Craig Chapman, chief executive at 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 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 will represent EnviroChemie in the UK industrial market, developing technology and specialty 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

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