Dr. Jan Arends is currently managing the Resource Recovery Technology Consortium (www.r2t.ugent.be) which is a group of companies and professors who collaborate on a pre-competitive level to develop novel water treatment solutions. This consortium will become part of CAPTURE-Water pipeline. He has been trained in anaerobic microbiology and environmental biotechnology. His postdoctoral research focused on microbial conversion of CO2 into products via microbial electrosynthesis. During his PhD research he studied bioelectrochemical systems for energy production via the plant microbial fuel cell. A detailed academic profile can be found on https://www.cmet.ugent.be/users/dr-jan-arends.