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An XPRIZE competition that reimagines carbon from waste to useful product

  • $20 million prize pool;
  • Collaboration among COSIA, NRG and XPRIZE Foundation;
  • Competitors asked to “reimagine carbon”—turning CO2 into useful products;
  • Two tracks with new technologies tested at either a coal power plant or a natural gas power plant;
  • Team registration closed in July, 2016 with 47 official entries from seven countries;
  • 27 semi-finalists were announced in October, 2016. The teams hail from Canada, China, India, Switzerland, Scotland and the United States;
  • Round 2 judging scheduled for November and December 2017 will narrow the field to up to five teams per track.

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