We are curious for developing (waste)water treatment and monitoring applications for value adding applications in the bioeconomy, such as the development of aquatic biomass e.g. (micro) algae, aquaculture and aquaponics. We would like to bring in our expertise into a consortium.
Currently we are involved in the HYPOWAVE project (http://www.hypowave.de/projekt/) focussing on the hydroponic reuse of municipal wastewater and deliver the anaerobic treatment scheme, biogas exploitation as well as the remote instrumentation, control and automation of the system.
Our group Bioprocess Engineering in the Water Sector and Circular Economy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) in Stuttgart, Germany, focusses on the development of biological, as well as other water treatment and monitoring processes. Our extensive laboratories and technical facilities provide a good research environment for applied research in the water sector. Fraunhofer's role is to facilitate the transition from research into practice and accelerate technology transfer from lab to demo scale as well as into new geographical regions. Our colleagues can also provide expertise in the development of scale up of micro algae as biomass resource or even high-quality ingredients e.g. fatty acids, pigments and more (https://www.igb.fraunhofer.de/en/research/competences/environmental-biotechnology/microalgae.html)