GE, NRG & ConocoPhillips Invest in Wastewater Bioreactor

Jul 14, 2011 1:00 PM ET
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A new technology for the treatment of wastewater has been developed by General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips. The companies are supporting Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity.

 

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General Electric, NRG Energy, and ConocoPhillips, through their joint venture firm, have invested in a new kind of wastewater treatment technology. They're backing Israel-based Emefcy, developer of the Megawatter System, which uses bacteria to turn a regular wastewater treatment plant into an electricity-producing bioreactor that produces both clean water and electricity. The electrogenic bioreactor draws on organic matter in the wastewater to supply microbial fuel cells (MFCs). It uses the electrogenic bacteria Shewanella, Geobacter, and Rhodoferax as catalysts to decompose the glutens in the water.

 
To read more about the wastewater technology innovation, click here.
 
 
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