GE to acquire Monsal

General Electric (GE) is to acquire Monsal, an anaerobic digestion and biogas company based in the UK.

In a statement, GE says the move will enable it to 'help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment by-products to generating renewable energy and other value from their streams'.

'For many years, GE has been working to further the development of water reuse, wastewater and tough-to-treat water technologies. The acquisition of Monsal, with its advanced anaerobic digestion technology, will enable us to provide our customers with more energy-efficient options for water treatment solutions. Now our wastewater treatment solutions can be combined with new, advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert biosolids to renewable sources of energy for our customers,' says Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO, water and process technologies for GE Power and Water.

Monsal MD Aidan Cumiskey adds: 'GE's global expertise and reach in the municipal and industrial water treatment industry is complementary to our digestion capabilities and our overall strategy for international expansion. Joining the GE family will allow Monsal to bring our technologies to a significantly broader audience as well as give us R&D capabilities at a much larger scale than we have now.'

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