Gallery NuTree 1
Gallery NuTree 1
May 2019
Headquarters San Jose, CA 95123, USA

NuTree - Wastewater treatment and recycling

NuTree recycles wastewater to create clean water, combustion-less bionenergy, and crops.

The easy-to-use device makes powerful water treatment accessible at a small scale. A single unit treats and recycles over 300 gallons per day fo wastewater without odor while removing over 90% of contaminants. NuTree's compact design offers scalable modularity to connect multiple units to treat higher volumes of wastewater. Resembling a high tech garden, naturally ocurring plants and microbes are used for cleaning. This gives NuTree a non-toxic, aesthetically pleasing setup. Other green perks include recycling nutrient water for reuse and nutrients to grow microgreens with vertical farming attachment. Finally, it creates bioenergy, thus making the system self-powered. The user is able to personalize wastewater treatment and power production with NuTree.

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Key features

  • Integrates engineered wetlands and microbial fuel cells in a vertical, modular, scalable system.
  • Compact, odorless, and aesthetically pleasing.
  • In a year, a single NuTree can treat about 127,750 gallons of wastewater a year.
  • Removes over 99% of high-strength contaminants for industrial-strength brewery wastewater.


  • 3 to 10 times less expensive than on-site treatment plants and septic tanks.
  • Reduces maintenance costs as much as 90% from conventional treatment methods.

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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