Industry News - August 2019

Aries Clean Energy biochar certified by USDA and IBI

Aries Clean Energy announced that its Aries GREEN biochar product has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label and certification from the International Biochar Initiative. The product is now able to display the USDA label and the IBI Certified biochar seal.

A. O. Smith receives 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year award

A. O. Smith has been named a 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. A. O. Smith’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems launches new website, announces acquisition

Aqua-Aerobic Systems launched a new, mobile-friendly website featuring the company’s complete portfolio of products and systems, applications and aftermarket programs. The new site highlights its research and technology center and technical seminar program, and it includes a comprehensive resource library, calendar of events and the latest company news. The new site can be found at

The company also announced it has acquired FUCHS Enprotec GmbH, based in Mayen, Germany. FUCHS Enprotec GmbH provides mechanical engineering processes and technologies for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, sewage sludge and off-gas. The company manufactures a full line of aeration, mixing, biosolids treatment and odor control products with more than 3,500 installations in 60 countries.

Centrisys/CNP announces facility expansion, earns leadership award

Centrisys/CNP, based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, announced the completion of a 34,000-square-foot building expansion, including an upgrade of its balancing equipment with a centrifuge balancing bunker in the interior of the building. A company committee was formed to design and build the balancing bunker space and determine what equipment would work best. The bunker isolates the operator in a protected control area and includes video monitoring to see into the balancing areas, avoiding proximity to the running equipment. Cranes are installed overhead to place parts and components in the balancing cradles.

The company also announced that it has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2019 North American Product Leadership Award for its PONDUS thermal hydrolysis process. With this product, Centrisys/CNP allows for the industry to not only accelerate the sustainability of anaerobic digestion, but also to enhance thermal hydrolysis process. PONDUS originated in Germany and is currently used in six installations in Europe and one in China. Centrisys/CNP introduced PONDUS in North America through an agreement in 2015.


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