Introducing a solution to the world’s water problem.
New material technology unlocks sustainable production of water from air, even in arid environments.
“The rising demand for water efficiency and management solutions opens up an array of investment opportunities in new technologies, infrastructure and innovation. The water market, which is expected to reach US$914.9 billion by 2023, could provide an opportunity to grow wealth, while also investing in companies that seek to create a better tomorrow.” –RBC Wealth Management
In 2016, Moonshot Works was hired to help build Molecule USA, Inc. from the ground-up. Our challenge was “to develop technology that can help solve the world’s water crisis.”
How we developed a solution to the world’s water problem.
To solve this grand challenge, we conducted market analysis, technical diligence, founded the business, built the brand identity and established targeted market awareness. We reasoned that humidity in the air could provide a decentralized and distributed sustainable source of water, but that the current atmospheric water generators (AWG) can’t work anywhere but the tropics, because they are at the mercy of the fluctuating temperature and humidity in the air.
To fix this problem, we envisioned a new kind of AWG design that would be powered by a new type of sorbent material. We conducted a rigorous technical diligence program on the commercially available sorbents, and those new sorbent materials emerging from academia. All of the sorbents failed our technical diligence program due to performance, cost or instability problems.
Therefore, in 2018 we embarked in our own sorbent development program, to build the perfect “Goldilocks” material from the ground up, that would have bigger capacity, better low humidity performance, and use less energy.
The result of that material development R&D program has now yielded the world’s best atmospheric water generators, that can work down to freezing temperatures and in as little as 12% relative humidity. The video on this page showcases our proof-of-concept 3rd Generation prototype we developed for the US Military.
This solution can be scaled up and down to meet the needs of resilient buildings, onboard vehicle platforms for First Aid, forward operating bases, off-planet space and lunar applications, and scaled up for generating the equivalent to distilled water on-site for pennies per liter.
MoonshotWorks is an authorized distributor of Molecule Atmospheric Water Generators.
Learn more at https://molecule.us
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