“MFC4Sludge” is a research project that aims to develop an innovative solution consisting of a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) coupled to a hydrolytic-acidogenic anaerobic digestion (HA-AD) to treat sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Sludge will direct be converted into electricity while operating at ambient temperature with low biomass production an neither requiring gas handling nor aeration.

  • Project duration: September 1, 2013 ─ August 31, 2015
  • Coordinated by : ECO trend s.r.o.

Project partners

  • ECO trend s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
  • Fraunhofer IGB (Germany)
  • Emefcy Ltd.  (Israel)
  • Automação e controle industrial, Lda (Portugal)
  • Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion (LEITAT) (Spain)
  • Optimización Orientada a la Sostenibilidad  (IDENER) (Spain)
  • Gipuzkoako Urak, S.A. (Spain)


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The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n°605893.