Wastewater the next commodity that everybody has

In 2010 Prof. Willy Verstraete, environmental biotechnologist at Ghent University, calculated that every 1,000 gallons of wastewater contained the equivalent of $1.88 worth of fertilizer, energy as methane, and clean water. Since then, new technologies enable wastewater to be transformed efficiently into polymers, biogas, biofuels, bio-cements, clean water…etc and resources such as phosphorus can be recovered. In addition to the leverage effects of wastewater transformation on health, biodiversity and ecosystem services and resilience; using them as production inputs can give competitive advantages. Most of those wastewater by-products are indeed cheaper, locally available and with a high value chain.

The Wastewater Circular Economy can happen through our WasteWater Exchange matching forward offers&demands of wastewater by-products. This leads to value wastewater as raw material that everybody has and therefore enables smart-metered wastewater to be exchanged and monetized to get goods or services. Investments in wastewater infrastructures get reduced currency risks via our market place.


There are more and more (cash-free) exchanges of wastes against products or services.
Today’s social, environmental and economic challenges can be solved massively and simultaneously by valuing wastewater resources that everybody has. We commit to share the profits of wastewater transformation (into energy, fertilisers, clean water, bio-cements …etc…) with the wastewater suppliers who will also benefit from the reduced production and health risks. 

Contributing to reduce pollution effects, to value chains with high leverage effects and to up-cycle wastewater as valuable raw material when answering certain quality criteria is possible. Our branding services are for:

  • investors, producers, hotels, procurement agencies and traders/distributors prioritizing value chains with transformed wastewater to increase leverage effects and positive economic impacts;
  • some products such as cosmetics or biodegradable enabling efficient wastewater transformation such as the laundry soap https://www.lacordealinge.ch
  • wastewater transformation plants, technologies or services contributing to release pressure on non renewable resources and circular economy.