ThermoEnergy and its partner in the Netherlands, ProfiNutrients BV, will own and operate the ThermoEnergy ARP system that will be used to recover ammonia from anaerobic digester wastewater and convert it into ammonium sulfate fertilizer for European agricultural markets.

ThermoEnergy chairman and CEO Cary Bullock said because Thermo ARP systems convert wastewater ammonia into valuable fertilizer products, they not only make biogas production more environmentally friendly, they provide the industry with an additional source of revenue to offset cost.

"High natural gas prices in Europe have created strong demand for biogas, and we believe this is an exceptional market opportunity for ThermoEnergy," Bullock said.

The system is expected to commence operations in August 2012.

ProfiNutrients is engaged in removing and recovering nutrients and minerals from organic waste such as sewage, sludge, slurry and gas in ways that reduce costs and create new revenue opportunities.

ThermoEnergy is engaged in the development, sales and commercialization of patented and/or proprietary municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and power generation technologies globally.