About Us

The Company

Founded  in 2012 by Drs. Hong Liu and Yanzhen Fan, Waste2Watergy is  commercializing an innovative microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology  developed at Oregon State University for efficient wastewater treatment  and  simultaneous renewable electricity generation. The company has  received multiple federal and state grants to advance commercialization  of its MFC technology.

Our Technology


Microbial  fuel cells (MFCs) are a revolutionary clean energy technology for  direct electricity generation from wastewater, while simultaneously  accomplishing highly efficient wastewater treatment. In an MFC,  electrochemically-active microbes at the anode oxidize organic matter  into CO2, electrons, and protons.  Electrons from this oxidation process are transferred to the anodes and  move through a circuit to the cathode, where they combine with protons  and oxygen to form H2O.

Waste2Watergy’s  unique strengths in the field of microbial fuel cells include our novel  reactor design, low-cost but highly-efficient separator and electrode  materials, and electricity-generating bacteria that are extremely  efficient.