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Identifying alternate sources of potable water
This project seeks to explore how we can leverage the climate conditions surrounding our manufacturing facilities to extract water from the environment around us such as through atmospheric water extraction, dew/fog/rainwater harvesting, or even desalination. Reducing the demand on municipal water will cause a reduced demand on local watersheds.
PepsiCo is seeking to determine the availability and feasibility of low energy water extraction technologies for use as potable water in food and beverage manufacturing plants.
If cost-effective and proven to be safe, this water could be used in product. An intermediate goal is to reduce the amount of water used to produce product in manufacturing plants.
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Funding is proposal-dependent and typically ranges from $25,000 - $75,000 for a 6 month proof-of-concept.