European centre of excellence
for sustainable water technology

Resource Recovery


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.

Company members

msaa 2

Theme manager
Pieter Hack

Theme coordinator
Michel Saakes

combining scientific excellence with commercial relevance