Lettinga Award

The Lettinga Award, a prize of 25,000 euro, was initiated in 2001 by three Dutch environmental technology suppliers to stimulate the development and implementation of anaerobic treatment technology worldwide. Nowadays, anaerobic technology is considered a mature technology, both for the treatment of wastewater and slurries or solid residues. However, its potential is not yet fully explored and differs strongly between the various countries. Innovations in anaerobic technology are required to unveil new application areas, explore new substrates and new products related to AD technologies. In addition to the traditionally targeted waste(waters) and slurries, anaerobic processes - or wild dark fermentation processes - may play a crucial role in the envisaged Bio-based Economy. Breakthroughs in science and technology related to hydrolysis, fermentative routes and/or accelerated methanogenesis, may open complete new perspectives for AD processes. The following sponsors are fully convinced of this potential and decided to support the fifth Lettinga Award: Paques, Nijhuis Water Technology, Waterleau, Veolia Water – Biothane and LeAF.

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