Since January 1 2008 all research at the plant is performed by a consortium consisting of IVL and KTH. Sjöstadsverket facilitates a long-term cooperation between researchers, municipal WWTP and the industry.
The facility with the possibilities for tests, demonstration, analyses, etc. is used for education, including degree projects and collaboration with national and/or internationally scientists. The activities at the facility contribute to more effective technologies/methods as well as to the implementation of new sustainable technologies/methods that reduce the climate impact and resource use in WWTP. Hammarby Sjöstadsverk is established as a reference/demonstration facility and meeting point for Swedish wastewater purification technology that contributes to maintain and develop competences and skills in wastewater purification which leads to a substantial increase in the export of Swedish environmental technology.