Worcester-based Aquabio Ltd and Econvert Water and Energy BV – based in Heerenveen in The Netherlands – have signed a UK collaboration agreement to deliver high rate anaerobic digestion technology into the UK industrial marketplace. Econvert’s technology complements Aquabio’s own MBR and water reuse technology to provide a complete portfolio to industrial clients.
Aquabio already has its own anaerobic MBR process which is particularly suited to situations where higher rate and granular sludge based AD processes are not appropriate – for example, those with very high COD concentrations, high TSS, FOG and salinity – or a customer is looking to maximise organic conversion and gas cogeneration. To deal with situations where higher rate ‘granular’ anaerobic pre-treatment processes are required, Aquabio can now provide very cost effective treatment combinations with its own aerobic post treatment and tertiary processed to meet the highest water quality requirements.
Aquabio is the perfect hub to enter the UK market
Ids Auke Boersma, Managing Director of Econvert said : “As part of our strategy, Econvert establishes dedicated partnerships with companies that have a strong presence in our target markets. Aquabio clearly is in this position and is the perfect hub for Econvert to enter the UK market.”
Terry McCarthy, Managing Director of Aquabio said : “With processing businesses focusing on production efficiency, energy savings and resource recovery, this partnership with Econvert means that Aquabio can provide first class high rate aerobic and biological desulphrisation processes as part of our overall treatment and water reuse concepts to clients with highly loaded wastewater in the food, beverage, brewery and paper sectors across the UK.”