EnviroChemie acquires Clearfleau as both look to expand
British builder of on-site waste to energy plants Clearfleau has been acquired by German water treatment company EnviroChemie.
Part of SKion’s water portfolio, EnviroChemie supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors. Clearfleau designs and builds on-site anaerobic digestion plants designed to generate renewable energy from liquid effluent streams, allowing food and drink processing companies to convert their waste into biogas.
“The acquisition of Clearfleau is an exciting development for both companies,” said Dr Jörg Krause, managing director of EnviroChemie.
“We have identified great synergies with their industrial bioenergy 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.”
As part of the acquisition deal, Clearfleau will represent EnviroChemie in the UK industrial market, “developing technology and speciality chemical sales and extending the range of solutions the company can provide,” according to a statement.
In addition the two partners will collaborate to develop the market for Clearfleau’s plants on industrial sites in Europe and other areas.
“We wanted a strong partner to help us develop the industrial effluent treatment and biogas market outside the UK,” said Craig Chapman CEO of Clearfleau.
“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.”