Department of Energy Announces $500,000 for Winners of the Water Resource Recovery Prize

Finalists presented innovative, cutting-edge water treatment technology and plans that will help lower the cost of wastewater treatment

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November 9, 2021

Department of Energy Announces $500,000 for Winners of the Water Resource Recovery Prize

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two grand prize winners of thWater Resource Recovery Prize. In this two-phased competition, DOE sought novel, systems-based solutions and technologies that improve efficiency and lower the cost of water treatment, while recovering valuable resources from municipal wastewater.  

Energy consumption at wastewater treatment plants can account for a third or more of municipal energy bills,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Kelly Speakes-Backman. “The Department of Energy is proud to acknowledge the innovators who joined the Water Resource Recovery Prize with the goal of reducing the cost and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment across the country. Together, solution seekers like these are helping us march toward an equitable clean energy future.

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