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March 29 2017: Official opening of the Power-to-Protein Pilot

Invited guests from the waste water sector and food sector together with project partners and suppliers will join the official opening of the Power-to-Protein pilot at the SWTP in Enschede. Host is Mr. Jan van Hoek, member of the Executive Committee of Waterboard Vechtstromen and portfolio holder of Water Quality and Innovation. The quests will be informed about…

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January 2017: start of unique Power-to-Protein pilot at SWTP Enschede

The research with the special designed and built power-to-protein reactor started last week at the sewage water treatment plant (SWTP)  Enschede of Waterboard Vechtstromen. The reactor will be operated on this location for 4 months and then be shipped to the SWTP Horstermeer of Waternet. The research will focus on the demonstration of the concept and the analysis…

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November 2016: Promotion Silvio Matassa in Ghent

On Friday November 25, Silvio Matassa succesfully defended his doctoral dissertation at Ghent Universtity. The title of his doctoral dissertation was “Exploring protein production by hydrogen-oxidizing microbiomes”. After being awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD fellowship, Silvio started his PhD research at Avecom NV in Ghent in january 2014. A close scientific collaboration with the Center of…

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October 2016: construction of Power-to-Protein reactor almost completed

The photo shows the Power-to-Protein pilot under construction for phase 2 of the research earlier this month. More precisely it shows the lower part of the Power-to-Protein reactor that forms the heart of the pilot plant. The pilot was built by Maris Machinery in Schijndel (NL) under supervision of Avecom. In the following weeks watertests will be performed to…

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