Atlas Copco Nederland B.V. last week acquired Cirmac International B.V., a company specialized in biogas upgrading systems for the renewable energy industry and in gas treatment systems for the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Cirmac designs, markets and services systems that upgrade biogas to natural gas. The upgraded biogas, also known as green gas or biomethane, is a highly sustainable form of renewable energy and can be supplied to the natural-gas grid or used as transport fuel. The company also designs, markets and services gas purification and nitrogen generation systems for the oil, gas and (petro) chemical industries, both onshore and offshore.

“With this acquisition we can extend our offer of sustainable solutions,” said Stephan Kuhn, business area president, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique.

Cirmac is headquartered in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The company employs 42 people and had a turnover in 2009 of €14 million (about U.S. $19.1 million). It will be a part of Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air Division in the Compressor Technique Business Area.

Atlas Copco, Stockholm, Sweden, is an industrial group with global positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.