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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
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

May 26, 2018
Montreal engineer Mehrdad Mahoutian, one of 10 finalists in a race to commercialize one of the drivers of global warming, said he’s confident of building a viable business model by using the colourless gas to make concrete that’s up to 30 per cent stronger than normal.
May 25, 2018

The goal of a new laboratory on the outskirts of Calgary is to not only capture harmful greenhouse gas emissions, but find a way to make money from the carbon dioxide.

May 25, 2018
We use fossils to make oil, trees to make rubber, and soon could be using air to make plastic. Many companies, such as IKEA, are becoming more environmentally-friendly by reducing their carbon emissions and plastic use, while scientists are developing technologies to capture carbon from the air and

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