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Axens acquires HydroThane

Axens acquires HydroThane
The HydroThane stand at IFAT 2022 in Munich, Germany.

France-headed chemical process technology provider Axens, an IFP Group company, has announced that it has acquired HydroThane Holding BV, (HydroThane), a Dutch engineering company specializing in biological technologies for the environmental treatment of industrial wastewater streams.

Specialized in high-rate anaerobic technologies for industrial wastewater treatment, HydroThane has more than 35 years of operational experience and a proven track record of over 170 references worldwide in a wide range of industries such as food and beverages, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) production, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper and, bioethanol production.

Furthermore, the biogas produced through HydroThane’s technology can be further valorized after the biochemical and chemical desulfurization process, also part of HydroThane’s portfolio.

This acquisition of HydroThane strengthens our portfolio of solutions to support our customers to meet their environmental and energy transition challenges. HydroThane advanced industrial water treatment technologies widen the scope of Axens integrated offer, for all the markets we serve. We are thrilled to welcome the HydroThane team to Axens, said Jean Sentenac, Chairman and CEO of Axens Group.

HydroThane provides design, basic engineering, proprietary equipment, commissioning and start-up assistance, nutrients, and granular biomass for both grassroots and existing units (i.e. re-seeding).

Throughout the entire plant life cycle, HydroThane provides its customers with services including laboratory and pilot tests to optimize operational conditions, troubleshooting, and training.

For existing units, HydroThane can offer fast-track refurbishment solutions minimizing investment costs, optimizing operation, and extending unit lifetime.

We are excited to join Axens, whose vision and innovative capabilities align with our strategies to serve our clients with advanced and sustainable solutions. We are convinced that together with Axens we will further expand our market presence to efficiently provide our industrial customers with increasingly innovative solutions, said Daniel Piet, Managing Director of HydroThane.

The value of the transaction has not been disclosed.

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