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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.

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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
10/10/2017
Round 2
Submission
Deadline
2/2018
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

April 2, 2018
Marcius Extavour, senior director of energy and resources at XPRIZE, joins BNN to talk about the most promising clean technologies in a global competition for carbon-cutting innovations.
March 30, 2018
Amid new US government subsidies for carbon-capture technologies, a study looks at ways to recycle planet-warming emissions.
December 6, 2017
Remarkably, the material that built the first modern civilization remains key to building today’s global economy. The cement we use in 2017 is not so different from the stuff used to build the concrete dome of the Roman Pantheon in 125 AD.

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