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We empower communities by engineering products that provide the daily needs of societies - local water, energy, and food - from recycled wastewater.



Creating a circular bio-economy free of waste or poverty; fostering the interconnectivity of nature, technology, and humanity both socially and economically.

Our History

NuLeaf formed in July 2015 when our CEO brought the idea of bridging bioinspired design and sustainable technology to NASA Ames. Meant to be a 3 month summer project, things changed when over 150 people from all over Silicon Valley applied to be a part of the team. From there, we became an independent DIY biomimetic group.


Over time our focus shifted to resource independence. We became a start up in early 2017 when we realized our approach was unique and had widespread uses. Since then, we were accepted to and graduated from the RebelBio accelerator program in Ireland. We came out with a global network, a sharper business plan, data from our first NuTree system, and indispensable experience.

Current Status

We’re back in the Silicon Valley! We have set up a workshop for ourselves and construction of our NuTree systems is well underway. We are reaching out to breweries on the West Coast who might be interested in participating in our pilot program and getting a NuTree system setup at their business. We are also currently running a #ThirstyThursday social media campaign in order to expand our brand and build relationships with craft breweries who have an emphasis on sustainability. Currently we are still fund-raising and prepping for our kickstarter which will be launching in early summer 2018.