29 Sep '15, 5pm

Carbon Polluters Fund XPrize to Repurpose Their Emissions

Carbon Polluters Fund XPrize to Repurpose Their Emissions

XPRIZE—the organization behind grand technology challenges such as the race to space won in 2004 by SpaceShipOne and current contests to land a Lunar rover and a Star Trek-style medical tricorder —unveiled a competition today that tackles a more mundane yet critical challenge: transforming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into saleable products to help slow or reverse climate change. The competition's $20 million kitty has been raised from major carbon emitters: a coalition of oil and gas producers producing high-carbon oil from Alberta’s oilsands, and New Jersey-based electric utility NRG Energy. Entrants will have until early 2020 to develop CO2 conversion technologies on two tracks: one targeting flue gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, and a second targeting the less concentrated emissions from natural gas-fired generators. The technologies that conve...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/fossil-fuels/c...

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