European Union

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 308432

Pilot Plant



The ECOWAMA pilot plant is located at the facilities of Saxonia Galvanik GmbH in Halsbrücke near Dresden (Germany). If you are interested in visiting the pilot plant, please get in contact with the Project Coordinator and the Technical Manager of the ECOWAMA project:


Maximilian Kotzur
Project Coordinator


Phone: +49 711 9704097


Dr. Hans-Jürgen Förster 

Technical Manager


Phone: +49 3423 7063900



The ECOWAMA pilot plant achieves: 

• 100% hypophosphite reduction [electrooxidation]

• >90 % nickel recovery [electrowinning]

• Energy efficient generation of pure water ready for reuse [MHD process]

• Promising hydrogen generation, collection, upgrading & processing