About us

The Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology (GEMMA) is located at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DECA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BarcelonaTech (UPC).

The Group is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, innovation, knowledge transfer and education in environmental engineering; particularly in the fields of environmental biotechnologty, water supply, wastewater and solid waste treatment, and bioenergy generation.

GEMMA was founded in 2005, since then this Group has played a remarkable role promoting ecoinnovation and biotechnologies for efficient wastewater and sludge treatment and reuse. GEMMA aims at contributing to sustainable development by means of fundamental and applied research activities, and through innovation in the water and energy fields.