TREVOSE, Pa. — GE announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business, according to a press release.

With Monsal’s advanced anaerobic digestion technology and industry knowledge, GE will be able 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 enhance GE’s wastewater treatment product offerings and further GE’s commitment to energy reduction in wastewater treatment, stated the release.

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, noted the release.

“For many years, GE has been working to further the development of water reuse, wastewater and tough-to-treat water technologies,” said Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO, water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “The acquisition of Monsal, with its advanced anaerobic digestion technology, will enable us to provide our customers with more energy-efficient options for water treatment solutions. Now our wastewater treatment solutions can be combined with new, advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert biosolids to renewable sources of energy for our customers.”