Success in the MSCA Doctoral Networks competition under the Horizon Europe Programme

Effective waste management and an adequate supply of renewable energy are now essential to build a circular economy. Anaerobic digestion can address both challenges simultaneously and is widely used to recover renewable energy in the form of biogas from organic waste. The LeAD project aims to create a research network of 14 PhD students from Poland, Denmark, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Turkey, which, by expanding knowledge regarding syntrophic connections and functional redundancy of microorganisms, will develop more resilient and stable anaerobic digestion systems, thus improving the method of recovering resources from waste sources. The project coordinator is the University of Galway in Ireland. Two of the fourteen doctorates will be conducted at the Poznan University of Technology jointly by prof. Piotr Oleśkowicz-Popiela and Mateusz Łężyk, PhD from the Division of Water Supply and Bioeconomy at the Institute of Environmental Engineering and Building Installations at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Energy.


prof. Piotr Oleśkowicz-Popiel

Mateusz Łężyk, PhD