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Hydra presents an innovative 21st century solution to a age old problem.

Hydra transforms the paradigm of municipal waste management, including sewage and garbage, from a perpetually underfunded publicly financed model to a vigorous enterprise that is organized, funded and managed from the private sector. Hydra’s proprietary IWR2M™ (Integrated Waste Resource and Recovery Management) system is a 21st century environmentally sustainable venture that achieves robust profit while vesting our municipal collaborator with an attractive revenue stream.

Treating it good enough to throw it away just isn’t good enough.

The current municipal waste management model is structured around a long acknowledged need to address public health issues. In effect, we have defined sewage strictly as an unsanitary waste stream. For over a century and a half, we have sought to process and ultimately discharge effluent when and where it would no longer present an unacceptable threat to our personal or our environment health.

In similar fashion we have historically defined garbage as a waste stream. We seek to sequester and confine it within specially constructed facilities. Designed to protect us from unsanitary contact and toxicity we store the waste over the tens of decades it will take for the most of it to decompose or degenerate.

Our collective approach has evolved into a paradigm of “Treat it good enough to throw it away.” The only thing that has effectively changed over the term has been governments’ definition of “good enough”.

Hydra Renewable Resources’ new paradigm is,“ Integrated Waste Resource Recovery & Management”.

At Hydra we operate within a different paradigm   ̶̶  one of “Management through Resource Harvesting”.  

Every aspect of the waste management spectrum can yield products that are environmentally and financially valuable.  By actively transforming the existing paradigm, we take the problem of waste management and turn it into a responsible, environmentally sound and profitable 21st century solution.

We achieve triple bottom line performance – economic, social and environmental – by creating integrated recyclable water, renewable energy and urban food production facilities committed to assisting our host municipality to achieve water, energy and food security.   We do so around industry standard municipal sewage and garbage processing.

  • We create integrated resource management utilities that embrace the opportunity to harvest energy and water while generating food production;
  • We encompass the complete “waste” stream with processes generating no emissions and zero waste discharge;
  • We employ a design, finance, build, own, operate and transfer (DFBOOT) model funded in the world’s capital/equity markets; and finally
  • Our system is built within a contractual private/public relationship model anchored securely in the private sector.

Ours is an approach that is focused on the protection of scarce water resources and the regeneration of increasingly valuable energy assets.  Hydra’s innovation firmly sets waste management on the path of self-sufficiency and profitability.

Hydra converts the waste water sludge and garbage to diesel and electricity.

The world’s waste supply seems limitless.   In North America we produced over 300 million tons of garbage last year.  This number is increasing each year despite there being 80% fewer landfill sites than just two decades ago.

Rather than throw it away, we seek to make use of it.

Hydra is able to convert the waste products – garbage, tires, construction waste – into a valuable solution – energy.  We transform sludge, from waste water treatment,  and garbage to electricity and renewable diesel .

We take what is a normally a financial and environmental burden and transformed it into a valuable solution.   

Hydra makes the waste water that would have been thrown away valuable.

We recyclable water to service urban needs.  Instead of throwing this precious resource away, it is sold and reused.

In residential developments that are built to accommodate water recirculation, wastewater can be used for toilet flushing and laundry, reducing urban demand for potable water by as much as 70 percent.

Recycled water can also replace the primary water currently being used for agricultural irrigation and most industrial applications.  There is a need for this newly created resource in the marketplace.

Waste water that would have been discarded is now valuable.


Hydra captures heat energy from the natural warmth of the treated water.

Every waste water stream in the world has an abundance of latent thermal energy.  Were the whole of the available energy to be fully utilized,  approximately 20 percent of the heating, cooling and hot water requirements of the source city could be met!   \

Each treatment facility can harvest this resource.   By converting the wastewater management plant into the anchor of a closed loop district energy system, we are able to acquire and sell energy captured from the waste stream.  A simple and straightforward radiator to radiator capture mechanism is able to realize 1 MW of heat energy from each million gallons or 3 800 m3 of treated water per day.  In southern climates the energy harvest doubles and even triples!

By converting the used water management plant into the anchor of a closed loop district energy shared system, we are able to sell the heat energy captured from the natural warmth of what was, formerly, discarded wastewater.

Hydra creates food security and renewed potable water from a recycled resource.

We grow food crops with recycled water.  Adding greenhouses at the end of the Hydra  IWR2M™ system allows us to exploit the value of the recyclable water for the creation of urban-based food production.  Taking advantage of the creation of clean water we can, in temperate and equatorial  climates, generate 450 metric tons of vegetables per year from each hectare of greenhouse development.

The greenhouses offer an added advantage.   Plants naturally draw water through their roots and expel it as water vapor  through their leaves.  The process is known as transpiration.   Transpirated water vapor is the purest water known in nature!   We are able to capture 25% of the transpirated vapor and harvest 8 million liters of pure potable water per hectare per year.