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Within Wetsus new technology related to the harvesting of energy from waste water is developed. With technologies involving microbial fuel cell and biocatalyzed electrolysis electricity or hydrogen is produced from waste water. Hydrogen production from biocatalyzed
electrolysis in this innovative design makes a much wider variety of wastewaters suitable. This is a revolutionary breakthrough technology in

the field of biological hydrogen production from waste water. Apart from upgrading waste water into electricity or hydrogen also other energy rich compounds can be produced from waste water. For example, specific bacteria are able to accumulate a high amount of lipids in their cells when they grow in waste water. These lipids are
subsequently used to produce bacterial oil.

Team members

Coordination & management
Michel Saakes

Michel Saakes

Theme coordinator Blue energy, Resource recovery
Pieter Hack

Pieter Hack

Theme manager
Research staff
Philipp Kuntke

Philipp Kuntke

Scientific project manager
Renata D. van der Weijden

Renata D. van der Weijden

Senior advisor
Steffen Georg

Steffen Georg

PhD Researcher
Mariana Rodrigues

Mariana Rodrigues

PhD Researcher
João Pereira

João Pereira

PhD Researcher
Sebastian Canizales Gomez

Sebastian Canizales Gomez

PhD Researcher

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