Energy and hydrogen from sewage sludge

Shit2Power recycles sewage sludge where it is produced and increases independence from sewage treatment plants through local energy and hydrogen production

The wastewater treatment plant - the driving cost factor of a municipality


Sewage treatment plants in Germany do not utilize the energetic potential of sewage sludge

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these wastewater treatment plants pay per year for the disposal of sewage sludge

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energy available in the sewage sludge are not used

The effect of Shit2Power

From linear process to local material and energy cycle

Advantages for wastewater treatment plants and municipalities

Disposal safety

On-site sewage sludge recycling guarantees proper disposal in the long term

Local energy and hydrogen production

On-site generation of electrical energy and green hydrogen increases independence

Plug & Play

The Plug & Play container plant does not require any intervention in the existing processes of the wastewater treatment plant

Low maintenance

The modular design and automated process control minimize maintenance requirements

No investments

The Shit2Power operator model avoids investment costs for wastewater treatment plants and municipalities


Shit2Power supports municipalities in achieving the German government's sustainability goals

This is how it works

Mechanical and thermal processing

In order to achieve the efficient utilization of sewage sludge, the appropriate treatment of the sewage sludge is important. Shit2Power realizes this by efficient sewage sludge drying using process heat and thus achieves an energy self-sufficient process that does not require the supply of external energy sources. In parallel, the sewage sludge is mechanically treated to achieve an optimal granulation for the subsequent thermo-chemical process.

Conversion into an energy-rich synthesis gas

In a self-sustaining thermo-chemical gasification process, the sewage sludge is broken down into its elemental components and converted into an energy-rich synthesis gas under strictly controlled oxygen supply. The high process temperature destroys toxic and environmentally harmful compounds. The only by-product of the process is an ash, which is suitable for recovering the phosphorus contained in the sewage sludge.

CO2-neutral generation of energy

The use of a modern combined heat and power plant enables the highly efficient utilization of the chemical energy bound in the synthesis gas. The heat generated is used internally in the process. In addition, electrical energy is generated which is available to external consumers.

Hydrogen production

By installing an adsorber module, the hydrogen contained in the synthesis gas is separated and made available as an energy carrier.

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