spwm doeDevelopment and commercialization of new, low-cost produced water technologies are the goal of a funding opportunity announced by the Dept. of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy in May. 

As part of the office’s produced water R&D efforts, the program offers $5 million in funding for costshared research and development of treatment technologies that reduce wastewater and increase freshwater supplies.

The program is managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory and will focus on projects that “improve the efficiency of existing commercial processes, specifically those that target removal of challenging constituents.”

Initiated by the White House, the goal of Water Security Grand Challenge is to “transform the energy sector’s produced water from a waste to a resource,” according to the DOE announcement.

Visit the Office of Fossil Energy’s web site for more information.