California farmers make drinking water from tomatoes

California farmers make drinking water from tomatoes

Raw tomatoes are typically processed into various products, including tomato paste, ketchup, and sauce.  In the process, tomatoes give out about 95% water, which is drained as waste.   Now, a tomato processing company has turned to technology to harvest and purify water for drinking.

The process involves collecting water from the fruit and purifying it.  Water is then stored in a cargo shipping container, transported, and connected to pipes ready for supply in case there is a need in the local area.  

Although the units are costly, the company is optimistic that they will yield returns soon.   They hope to expand their footprint in this technology and start a trend with facilities around the world where this potential is currently untapped.    They aim to impact millions of vulnerable people worldwide by 2025.

Are you hopeful about this technology?

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