Orianna Bretschger

Orianna Bretschger

CEO, Aquacyl

Biography

Orianna Bretschger is the CEO and Founder of Aquacycl. Aquacycl helps companies take climate action by providing wastewater treatment as a service that mitigates up to 90% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while supporting healthy watersheds by improving water discharge quality and guaranteeing permit compliance. A native of the Southwestern United States, Orianna Bretschger grew up appreciating water issues, and after a career in aerospace and government consulting, she found her way back to water while completing a Ph.D.at the University of Southern California, where she studied how microbes remove pollutants from water and produce electricity. Her research has resulted in 32 journal publications, 3 book chapters, and 8 patent filings.