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XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Elon Musk's $100M Prize for Carbon Removal

  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: Student Teams

  • 💻 Format: Hybrid

  • 🌏 Region: Global

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: >$100,000,000

The XPRIZE Carbon Removal is a four-year global competition inviting innovators and teams from anywhere on the planet to create and demonstrate solutions that accomplish carbon dioxide removal (”CDR”) — pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans, ultimately scaling massively to gigaton levels, locking away CO2 permanently in an environmentally benign way.

Of the US$100M prize purse, XPRIZE will award US$5M to student teams in the Fall of 2020 as part of the Carbon Removal Student Competition. The objectives of this award program are to:

  • Increase participation of young people in carbon removal.
  • Fund early stage ideas from the next generation of carbon removal innovators.
  • Remove barriers to the competition for students that need funding for their demonstration.