H2OPE Group have announced their merger with Hydro Flo Environmental, a water treatment and conditioning company. This comes weeks after the company announced the completion of a £2.5 million seed investment round.
Hydro Flo has more than 20-years’ experience in improving and providing industry leading water treatment to steam boiler operations and refrigeration.
In December H2OPE announced a “£2.5 m seed investment to develop their hydrogen electrolysis technology and produce a product for the industrial market.”
In exchange for Hydro Flo Environmental (HFE), Brian Smeeton, the previous owner and director, will receive equity and he will head up the new water conditioning division of H2OPE Group.
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A spokesperson for H2OPE Group said, “This latest acquisition merger will accelerate our research and development of our next generation hydrogen systems, helping us improve the water feeds to our unit to enhance operational efficiency.”
H2OPE Group are a multi-functional group with sections covering green hydrogen generation for clean affordable energy.
The hydrogen company also offer industrial steam boiler servicing, installation, deinstallation, repair, design, fabrication and installation of specialist steam boilers and heat exchangers/condensers, who now control the supply of associated water treatment chemicals and testing services.
Smeeton said, “I believe this move gives us the opportunity to increase our value to you, through greatly enhanced scope of supply facilities and services.
“We are looking forward to growing the business over 2023 and beyond.” On-site support is backed by expert service engineers which helps to keep these systems problem-free and operating at peak efficiency.
H2OPE Group will continue to supply their widely used, “Heat Transfer Fluids (known as Eco~Flo LV and Cool~Flo ME) to the industrial refrigeration sector as well as our cleaning agents and associated water analysis services,” the spokesperson added.
H2OPE Group said, the main criticism of hydrogen generation is its lack of efficiency, the current systems have inferior filtering which means they need to use clean water unlike H2OPE generators which can use waste water which helps becoming carbon negative.
They added at the time, “It can take nearly as much energy to extract hydrogen from water as it creates, which means many solutions are not really commercially viable, at the same time this may not reduce the carbon generation used for energy.
“H2OPE Group are working to increase this efficiency by up to four times using innovative processes and proprietary technology and will create a modular unit which can serve large high energy use applications in food manufacturing, drinks production, and even NHS hospitals.”
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