Seeking novel proposals to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculture

  • PepsiCo
  • From United States
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : Strategic project backed by large scale funding €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

PepsiCo’s business depends on water, and as such, we have a vested interest, and responsibility, to conserve and protect it at all points along our value chain.

PepsiCo is seeking technology/approaches to improve water use efficiency both in manufacturing and in agriculture and to replenish the water used in manufacturing to local watersheds. Technologies/approaches addressing water usage in agriculture, the manufacturing process or the processing of waste-water will be considered. Solutions may also include atmospheric water generation or unlocking use of “source” water (improved RO, ZLD, inexpensive filtration).


Key Success Criteria:

Must haves:

  • Demonstrate a measurable and positive impact on the use of water in either manufacturing or agricultural processes and identify how this is achieved, or
  • Demonstrate novel and innovative circular approach to water use within the manufacturing process. For example the reuse of process water in food manufacturing to achieve zero fresh water abstraction.
  • Novel and innovative technologies that allow for treated waste-water to be returned to watersheds, recharged to groundwater, e.g. through constructed wetlands, or distributed to other users (circular water).
  • Technologies must be applicable to the food industry.
  • Experience with a global food and beverage company is not necessary but proof of concept from pilot plants is required.

Nice to have:

Commercial ready solution that does not affect current production

Success Criteria:

Reduction in the use of fresh water in agriculture or for the manufacturing process while maintaining current production levels, or

The ability to increase the (re)use of waste-water and its byproducts, or return clean waste water to watersheds or distributed to other users.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Machinery / Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Protecting Man and Environment
  • Environment
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Engineering / Technology
  • Climate Change mitigation
  • Clean Production / Green Technologies
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Water Management
  • Industrial Water Treatment
  • Water Resources Management
  • Manufacturing/industrial
  • Food and Beverages
  • Water treatment equipment and waste disposal systems
  • Manufacturing

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker, Tropicana and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.


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