GE to acquire Monsal to expand wastewater offerings, generate renewable energy

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July 2, 2014 -- GE (NYSE: GE) is set to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion, and integrated biogas-to-energy business in order to help municipalities and industrial manufacturers shift from disposing wastewater treatment byproducts to generating renewable energy and other value from their streams.

The acquisition of Monsal will further enhance GE's wastewater treatment product offerings and advance GE's commitment to energy reduction in wastewater treatment. GE will use its global reach, as well as commercial and execution capability, to take Monsal's technology, integrate it with its own and proliferate it across the world.

Monsal provides advanced technology to treat biosolids and biowaste and convert it into renewable energy and saleable byproducts. 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 can achieve with Jenbacher gas engines.

See also:

"Monsal awarded major bioenergy contract"

"Co-digestion Charge: Is Waste Water's New Best Friend?"


About Monsal

Today, Monsal is the advanced digestion (AD) technology supplier of choice for major AD infrastructure projects in the U.K. water and waste markets. Monsal offers a complete technology package to leading utilities, waste management companies and energy developers. Monsal is a privately owned and private equity backed business. For more information, visit www.monsal.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit www.ge.com.

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