Register & Discover the circular wastewater economy!

POWERSTEP final conference

Transforming municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) from net power consumers into energy neutral or even energy positive service providers is no longer a dream.

Today’s cutting-edge technologies, such as Resource Recovery Factories, have become more affordable for many cities and regions, empowering urban areas with a new source of flexibility in their energy system while also facilitating their commitment towards climate goals.

Discussions around innovations that enable these new Resource Recovery Factories will be at the core of this two-day conference, which will feature recognised experts. Delegates will learn of the European and energy framework in which the WWTP as a renewable energy source operates, whilst also investigating the market deployment potential.

Committed to working in close collaboration with both academia and the industry, each topic has been developed and shaped to meet the IFAT audience expectations: to learn, be questioned and challenge the discussions.

The wastewater sector has a potential in the energy transition for Europe. Don’t underestimate the power of wastewater. Come and discover the circular wastewater economy!

Main Topics


  • Enhanced carbon extraction
  • New nitrogen removal strategies for main and side-stream treatment
  • Power-2-Gas & Heat-2-Power Technologies

European Policy framework

  • Regulatory drivers and benefits for valorisation of renewable energy from WWTPs
  • Climate and environmental benefits
  • Circular economy

Market potential

  • Energy trading scheme
  • Energy audits

The conference will take place on 16-17 May at the IFAT Trade Fair in Munich, Germany. It is is organised in the framework of the H2020 POWERSTEP project that has received funding under the European Union HORIZON 2020 – Innovation Actions - Grant agreement n°641661.

A detailed programme will soon be published .


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