4th April 2018: Clearfleau Limited, a leading 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. EnviroChemie supplies advanced water and wastewater treatment plants for clients in the industrial and commercial sectors.
EnviroChemie, based in Darmstadt, Hesse, 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.
Dr Jörg Krause, Managing Director, EnviroChemie, 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.”
Craig Chapman, Chief Executive, 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 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 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.
EnviroChemie is owned by SKion GmbH whose portfolio of companies involved in the water treatment sector also includes 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.