Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Contract: GE Research, $14.3M

GE Research, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been awarded a $14,313,300 cost contract, including options, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Atmospheric Water Extraction (AWE) program. In Phase 1 of the program, GE Research proposes to develop and select promising water extraction materials. The key objective will be to fabricate an Air2Water prototype device for the production of potable water that will be powered by readily-available fuel and builds directly from pioneering sorbent materials for water harvesting from desert air. Work will be performed in Niskayuna (77%); Berkeley, Calif. (18%); Chicago, Ill. (3%); and Mobile, Ala. (2%), with an estimated completion date for Phase 1 of November 2022. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $858,975 are being obligated at time of award. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR001121C0020). (Source: DoD, 11/18/20)