Cloud Harvester

Client

Innis and Gunn

Partners

Strange Thoughts + Manifest LDN

Role

Project Management. Concept Design and Build of Cloud Harvester.

Date

2016

Coverage (Selection)

Daily Record
BBC News
Independent
NBC News
CNBC
Mens Journal
E&T Magazine
This is Money / Daily Mail
The Times
The Scotsman

We designed and built a cloud harvester! Attached it to a power kite – piloted by the incredibly impressive Matt – and sent into the clouds over Loch Lomond. We captured moisture that was then used to create Innis and Gunn Sky P.A.

 

(Press Release description of the technical side of the harvester) The water to create Sky.P.A. was harvested using a heavy lift power kite tethered with 200kg tensile Kevlar line. The kite carried a custom built harvester made up of a carbon fibre structure supporting a 32000 RPM radio controlled turbine with custom propeller and bespoke spun aluminium funnel.

 

The harvester used the turbine to suck the cloud moisture onto a hydrophilic fabric, from where it is drawn into the condenser, cooled and water captured in the container. The clouds were hand harvested by a four-person team from the mountains of Loch Lomond.

 

And of course the ‘tasting notes’ –  The Sky.P.A is a modern IPA, that has been made with water harvested from Scottish clouds. The composition of this water was influenced by its origins, in this case the Atlantic, and so was high in minerals that add real flavour through the brewing process, alongside the malts and hops selected.

 

This was part of a larger campaign to promote Innis and Gunn’s Crowdfunding campaign ‘Adventure Capital’. You can still invest here at Innis and Gunn Adventure Capital.

For more information, see the news release.

Coverage (Selection)

Daily Record
BBC News
Independent
NBC News
CNBC
Mens Journal
E&T Magazine
This is Money / Daily Mail
The Times
The Scotsman

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Images by Tom Metcalfe, video by Something Something, Sky PA Image by Innis and Gunn.