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Schedule

The $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a 54-month competition launching September 29, 2015.

There will be two competition tracks:

Teams in Competition Track A will demonstrate technologies using a flue gas stream consistent with emissions from a coal power plant.

Teams in Competition Track B will demonstrate technologies using a flue gas stream consistent with emissions from a natural gas power plant.

Each track will operate as a separate competition on the same timeline.

There will be three rounds of competition:

Round 1: Technical and Business Viability Assessment

Round 2: Pilot Scale Competition

Round 3: Demonstration Scale Competition

After each round only the top teams, as determined by the Judging Panel, will remain eligible to compete in the next round.

Date(s) Description
September 2015 Launch
Teams may submit intent to compete
Registration begins
ROUND 1: TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS VIABILITY ASSESSMENT
April 30, 2016 Regular registration deadline
July 15, 2016 Late registration deadline
Round 1 submission deadline
June—August 2016 Judging panel reviews Round 1 submissions
ROUND 2: PILOT SCALE COMPETITION
October 15, 2016 Semi-finalists announced at virtual or live event
Round 2 begins
August 15, 2017 Round 2 submission deadline
August—October 2017 Third party verifies performance data at team sites
November—December 2017 Judging panel reviews Round 2 submissions
Judging summit
ROUND 3: DEMONSTRATION SCALE COMPETITION
December 2017 Finalists announced
Milestone purses awarded
Round 3 begins
December 2017 Test facility opens to teams for assembly and testing
June 2019 Round 3 operational period begins (final competition where teams operate technologies under competition rules and oversight)
February 2020 Round 3 operational period ends
March 2020 Judging panel reviews Round 3 operational data
Judging summit
March 2020 Award ceremony
Winner announced and Grand Prize purse awarded

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