Transforming CO₂ into valuable products


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Transforming CO₂ into valuable products

$20 Million

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The $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a 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. 

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Reimagining CO₂ for


The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE inspires development of new and emerging CO₂ conversion technologies to help solve climate change.

Solutions are already exciting, especially the unexpected range and diversity of technologies and products under development. Teams are trying to make everything from carbon fiber, to fish food, to toothpaste, to building blocks.

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The Grand Challenge

We are living in an age of innovation, an unprecedented era of technological progress and prosperity driven by energy.

However, most of this energy comes from fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas that account for a majority of global carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. We know that CO₂ emissions are a leading contributor to climate change, and the world will need a portfolio of solutions to address it.

How to Win

The winning team will convert the most CO₂ into products with the highest value as determined by:

1. How much CO₂ they convert 

2. The net value of their products

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