C’mon In, The Wastewater Is Fine

Acquisition expands GE wastewater offerings; company committed to building energy-neutral wastewater treatment plants

Posted on July 1, 2014

GE has agreed to acquire Mansfield, U.K.-based Monsal, a private water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business that treats biosolids and biowaste and converts it to renewable energy.

GE said the acquisition of Monsal will enhance its own wastewater treatment product offerings and help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value streams.

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 – a feature that GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business said it can achieve with Jenbacher gas engines.

Monsal is one of the U.K.’s leading advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy businesses with over 200 installed anaerobic digestion systems.