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Providing bioelectrochemical technologies to rapidly treat the hardest to treat wastewater.

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Orianna Bretschger

Founder & CEO at Aquacycl

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Escondido, California, United States
Aquacycl is a developer of wastewater technology designed to treat ultra-high-strength organic wastewater. The company’s technology eliminates primary sludge and recovers energy as direct electricity and operates with low or net-zero energy requirements, thereby enabling customers to save operational costs for the treatment of industrial, agricultural, or commercial wastewater. The company is at an inflection point; Aquacycl’s solution has been tried and tested with positive customer feedback to date. The company is focused on signing new partnerships and scaling operations with large F&B manufacturers. Longer-term, the company is looking to raise another $10m to fuel growth and expand partnerships, scale operations and automate manufacturing to further reduce COGS and improve the overall profitability of the business.

Notable Achievements

  • CEO recognized as a Top Innovator by the World Economic Forum and Uplink
  • Working with PepsiCo as a first customer (2 sites and counting in North America)
  • One 40-ft unit from Aquacycl at an industrial site will mitigate an average of 115 tons of CO2 equivalents, every month

Currently Operating in Two Regions

Press Mentions

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September 19, 2023


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November 19, 2022

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November 14, 2022

Pepsi employs ‘super bugs’ to treat its Fresno wastewater

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Work at Aquacycl

Posted July 12, 2024

Sales Engineer

San Diego, CA, USA

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Posted June 4, 2024

Office Coordinator

San Diego, CA, USA

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Posted April 27, 2024

Field Service Manager

San Diego, CA, USA

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Posted March 6, 2024

Manufacturing Technician I

San Diego, CA, USA

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