DARPA Selects GE Research Unit for Atmospheric Water Extraction Program

DARPA Selects GE Research Unit for Atmospheric Water Extraction Program
GE Research

The research business arm of General Electric has received a two-year, $14.3M contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency develop a fuel-powered device for potable water production.

GE Research will create sorbent materials for the first phase of DARPA’s Atmospheric Water Extraction program, which aims to develop systems for extracting water from ambient air during military, stabilization and humanitarian missions, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

The agency looks to harvest water from desert air through the AWE program and expects Phase 1 of the program to conclude in November 2022.

Seventy-seven percent of contract work will take place in Niskayuna, New York, and the rest in California, Illinois and Alabama.

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