The NovEED project will develop a novel energy efficient electrodialysis (ED) process for the recovery of acids and bases. External devices, like fuel cells, for the conversion of electrolysis gases to improve the energy efficiency will no longer be necessary. The work will be undertaken for the benefit of a trans-European partnership of SMEs from four European countries. Within NovEED we will investigate, develop and demonstrate a novel electrocatalytic process based on electrodialysis for the efficient recovery of acids and bases from salt solutions normally discharged at cost. This process is demanded by industrial users of acids and bases, e.g. galvanic industry, metal plating and mining industries, who will be able to regenerate their neutralized solutions to recover fresh acids and bases from their waste rather than through purchase. Through development of a new stack design, process layout and electrodes the consortium will demonstrate a process that is superior to state of the art electrodialysis processes. We have identified that a market opportunity exists for a cost efficient electrodialysis device that enables industries to recycle used acids and bases to save money and be more environmental friendly. Additionally, the transport and storage of aggressive acids and bases will be decreased making both our streets and industrial areas safer. We anticipate there will be high uptake of this environmentally beneficial new system in industry as it requires no additional effort, and a small initial investment, to achieve significant savings.