Contract Wins: LiqTech, Ecolab, Clean Air Power, Ceco Environmental
LiqTech has received an order for its silicon carbide membranes for public pool installations in the US valued at $500,000. Provital Solutions, based in Denmark, placed the order. The SiC membranes will be delivered over the next 12 months LiqTech says. Provital Solutions says it has used LiqTech SiC membranes to improve pool water quality, reduce energy consumption and total operating costs for pool installations in Scandinavia since 2009.
Ecolab, a water, hygiene and energy technology and solution provider, has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global anti-microbial water treatment technology. The Purate business, which made $23 million in revenue in 2012, complement’s Ecolab’s technologies such its 3D Trasar technology programs, the company says. 3D Trasar cooling water technology combines chemistry, remote services and monitoring and controls to help customers reduce water use, improve energy efficiency and lower total cost of operations.
Clean Air Power, which develops dual-fuel engine management software for heavy-duty vehicles, will receive a $2.6 million grant from the California Energy Commission to support its development of a Genesis Edge dual-fuel product for the US market. The project will deliver a US Genesis product certified to US 2010 emissions levels and intended to help meet growing demand for US natural gas vehicles, the company says. Clean Air Power will receive the funds between May 2013 and October 2014.
Air pollution control technology company Ceco Environmental has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Met-Pro, a provider of product recovery, pollution control, fluid handling and filtration solutions across multiple diversified end-markets. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Ceco will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Met-Pro common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at a total of approximately $210 million. Ceco says the acquisition will make it a global market leader in air pollution control, product recovery and fluid handling technology.
US Demil has selected Harper International to design of a continuous indirect rotary thermal treatment unit (TTU) for demilitarization processing of munitions. The equipment will support US Department of Defense efforts directed at reducing and recycling large stockpile of excess, obsolete and unserviceable munitions for safety and environmental purposes. The TTUs will use Harper’s proprietary non-incinerative thermal demilitarization process, called Decineration, to demilitarize and recover, without destruction, all non-energetic materials in an environmentally responsible manner and at levels not previously achieved in other existing demilitarization processes, the companies say.
Flexible packaging and specialty paper company Packaging Dynamics Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Thilmany Papers business unit to a new company to be formed and controlled by investment funds sponsored by KPS Capital Partners. Wausau Paper has previously announced that it had signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its specialty paper business to this new company being formed by KPS. Following the closing of these transactions, the new company will include Thilmany Papers’ Nicolet and Kaukauna mills and Wausau Paper’s Mosinee and Rhinelander mills, all of which are located in Wisconsin, as well as the output of Verso Paper’s number five paper machine in Jay, Maine.
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