What we do

Innovative engineered solutions for the water and environmental markets
With Research - Engineering - Deployment  (RED) as our guiding philosophy, NEWRI harnesses the value of our efficient, reuse innovations and natural waste to create an impact, through industrial and CSR projects, to develop a truly circular economy.

Robust engineering coupled with industry-level translation
NEWRI supports Singapore’s national water and environmental priorities, combining deep research and robust engineering to pilot and deploy water- and waste-saving innovations at full scale in real-life settings.


Over 190 intellectual property for commercial development and deployment
Over 300 researchers, scientists and engineers with multi and inter disciplinary competencies 

Collaborations across > 120 industries and > 45 institutions

> 1000 publications with over 45% featured in top 10% journals
Cutting edge facilities available at CleanTech Park, and Singapore's first gasification Waste-to-Energy R&D facility (Tuas)

Research Focus

More on our research focus

The research arm of NEWRI looks at real-life problems from a fundamental science perspective and devises practical solutions. Our deep research encompasses five domains:

Modelling & AI

Translating and applying mathematical models and visualisations

Environmental Sensing, Modelling and AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Membrane Technology

Membrane technology for water, environment, energy and cleaner production.

Membrane Technology
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Solid waste value capture through waste to energy to materials technologies

Resource Recovery
Biotechnology & Bioprocesses

Energy & Resource Recovery through sustainable water and biosolids management system

Biotechnology and Bioprocesses
Sustainable Chemistry & Materials

Physical and chemical materials for environmental treatment applications

Environmental Chemistry and Materials