The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has launched a new competition as part of DOE’s Water Security Grand Challenge, whose goal is to “advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.”
A two-phase competition, the Water Resource Recovery prize offers up to $1 million in cash prizes and is designed to develop innovative, cutting-edge water treatment technology system configurations and business plans that will help lower the ultimate cost of treatment by extracting additional value from wastewater.
According to the DOE: “Water is a critical resource for human health, economic growth, and agricultural productivity. The United States has historically benefitted from access to low-cost water supplies, but challenges for freshwater supplies could threaten U.S. economic competitiveness and water security. Resource recovery can reduce the grid electricity required to operate a wastewater treatment plant and can offer a substitute for water sources with a higher level of embedded energy for industrial, agricultural, and municipal use.”
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