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Reimagine CO2

Inspiring the brightest minds around the world to help solve climate change.

A $20 Million global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO₂ emissions from power plants and industrial facilities into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day. Teams will be scored on how much CO₂ they convert and the net value of their products.

Read more about the competition

PRIZE PROGRESS

9/2015
Launch
4/30/2016
Early
Registration
Deadline
7/15/2016
Round 1
Submission Deadline
Final Registration Deadline
10/15/2016
Semi-Finalists Announced And Round 2 Begins
8/15/2017
Round 2
Submission
Deadline
12/2017
Finalists Announced, Milestone Purses Awarded, And
Round 3 Begins
6/2018
Test Facilities
Open To Teams
6/2019
Round 3
Operational
Period Begins
2/2020
Round 3
Operational
Period Ends
3/2020
Winners Announced And Grand Prize Purses Awarded

Media Mentions

January 18, 2017
Humans worldwide produce between 35 and 40 billion metric tons of carbon air emissions each year, a big chunk of which comes from fossil fuel-burning power plants.
January 8, 2017

What if carbon dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset? That's the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products.

December 21, 2016
A $20 million global competition to convert flue gas CO2 into usable products aims to incentivize carbon utilization rather than storage, and could ultimately point to a new role for coal- and gas-fired power plants.

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