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Recyllose™ - a new commodity

Recyllose™- a new valuable source of revenue

Applied CleanTech (ACT) views sewage as a resource. ACT is the first sewage mining company in the world to convert wastewater into a valuable resource - our Sewage Recycling System (SRS) uses sewage mining to reduce harmful sludge and automatically produce a valuable cellulose-based commodity- Recyllose™.



Recyllose™ is a unique new compound that consists of high levels of recycled cellulose fibers extracted from raw wastewater. This product has many applications and is used in a variety of industries as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to fuel, a heat source, electricity, and a valuable material in the pulp & paper, insulation, construction and bio-plastics industries.

ACT's sewage mining system automatically produces new source of revenue in the form of Recyllose™.


 Courtesy of  Studio Huigen, NL


Over the last few months there has been a successful collaboration going on at the Aarle-Rixtel waste water treatment plant in the SRS pilot. This is an effort to take a few actual steps toward the goal of transforming the Water Boards into producers of raw materials.
Every year in the Netherlands we flush at least 170 tons of toilet paper down the toilet. With Applied CleanTech’s SRS technology, these cellulose fibers can be recovered to be processed into a unique raw material, Recyllose™.
Moreover, it leads to less pressure on the environment, lower water treatment costs and more capacity at the treatment plant.

Recyllose™ can be used for the production of bio-composite materials, biofuels, asphalt, insulation materials, etc. A number of parties are already at work. 

According to an external report from November 2014, a WWTP treating sewage from around 300,000 people saves approx. €2.6 (~$3.2) per person, per year. With the SRS technology, those same WWTPs can save approx. €2200 (~ $2700) a day in costs.

In addition to being very economical, Applied CleanTech's proven solution also has eco-friendly qualities, saving around 10 acres of rainforest trees and ~275 tons of CO2 emissions a day for every 1 million people’s sewage.

By using our SRS technology, less pressure is put on the environment, water treatment costs are reduced, the entire process is optimized, less maintenance is required, and the capacity at wastewater treatment plants is increased.

Recyllose™ is part of a circular bio-based economy and is used to produce bio-composite materials, bio-fuels, asphalt, insulation materials, etc. - the possible applications are near-endless and this valuable material is produced from an endless resource.

Recyllose™ is manufactured automatically, without human intervention, in the form of pellets or pulp. It is a valuable commodity that replaces cellulose and can be used as an economical additive in a variety of industries:

Recyllose™ is a valuable commodity that replaces cellulose and can be used as an economical additive in a variety of industries:

  • As an additive for pulp and paper
  • As feedstock for bio-plastics
  • As an additive to construction and insulation products
  • As an energy-efficient biofuel
  • As a resource for production of Nano-Cellulose

…And more.



  • A unique untapped source of recycled cellulose
  • Generates income instead of expenses
  • Avoid sludge formation
  • High value, revenue-generating, 100% renewable resource
  • Recycled & environmentally-friendly
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Multipurpose – suitable for use as an alternative or additive in various industries
  • Automatically produced and packed on-site
  • Can be supplied in different forms and humidity, according to uses and needs
Recyllose inside


The SRS technology extracts solids in liquid sewage to create a clean, environmentally-friendly, pasteurized product that is a winning combination between biology and physics and represents a new era in wastewater treatment.





Watch how Recyllose™ are created:


Download the Recyllose™ brochure here