Trojan Technologies acquires environmental biotechnology company OpenCEL

Sponsored by

LONDON, ON, Canada, Oct. 26, 2011 -- The Trojan Technologies group of businesses has acquired the business assets of environmental biotechnology company OpenCEL of Glencoe, IL.

OpenCEL offers a proprietary technology which significantly improves processing of wastewater biosolids. Utilized for pretreating wastewater sludge prior to anaerobic digestion, the technology employs high frequency electrical pulses to break open biomass cell membranes, releasing soluble material that is more readily digested and converted to energy, reducing the amount of biosolids that are produced and disposed. The OpenCEL business will operate as a division of US Peroxide, a Trojan Technologies business headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

"This is a high-technology business that will continue to support US Peroxide's goal of helping to optimize customer operations," says Tom Walkosak, general manager, US Peroxide. "The OpenCEL technology reduces the cost of handling biosolids, while also increasing methane production that can be used beneficially within the plant or to generate electricity on site -- this makes facilities more self-sustainable."

US Peroxide is the leading provider of peroxygen-based technologies and performance-driven, full-service environmental treatment programs to help purify water, wastewater, soil and air. They specialize in turn-key solutions for municipal wastewater and drinking water treatment; refinery, oil, gas, and petrochemical applications; industrial wastewater and air quality treatment; remediation; and UV-oxidation applications.

According to Trojan Technologies President Marv Devries, OpenCEL adds more value to customers. "For more than 30 years, we have been providing environmentally sustainable solutions for customers that reduce electricity usage, space and costs. Acquisition of the OpenCel business renews this intent by providing an additional solution that helps solve customer's increasingly complex water quality and environmental challenges."

This acquisition allows the Trojan Technologies group of businesses to continue to create and build on a foundation of offering sustainable, effective solutions that ensure greater water confidence and environmental stewardship for industry and global municipalities.

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Wastewater & Environmental Consultant Ramboll Acquires ENVIRON

Danish engineering, design and consultancy firm, Ramboll has acquired the U.S. based environmental and health consultancy, ENVIRON for $1.7 billion.

NSF to begin testing of new ballast water treatment system for USCG type approval

The NSF International Independent Laboratory will begin the testing of Evoqua's SeaCURE ballast water management system in preparation of the U.S. Coast Guard's full type approval. 

SUEZ to expand major Middle East WWTP in new contract

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, through its subsidiary Degrémont, has been commissioned by the Government of Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in consortium with its Japanese partner Marubeni Corporation, to expand the Doha West wastewater treatment and recycling plant.

IDA announces deadline extension for 2014-2015 Fellowship Award applications

The International Desalination Association has extended the deadline of applications for its 2014-15 Fellowship Program, giving candidates until Jan. 31, 2015 to apply.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA