Carbon Down Under - XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Award Winner

  • Published on Nov 9, 2021
  • XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges, today announced that 23 student-led teams have won the $5M Carbon Removal Student Competition. The award program, which is part of the $100 Million XPRIZE for Carbon Removal supported by the Musk Foundation, was launched, in part, to fund early stage concepts from the next generation of carbon removal innovators and to remove barriers to entry for those interested in the main competition.

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    XPRIZE is a global future-positive movement of over 1M people and rising, delivering truly radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. XPRIZE inspires and empowers a global community of problem-solvers to positively impact our world by crowdsourcing solutions through large-scale competitions, tackling the world’s grandest challenges in exploration, environment and human equity. Active competitions include the $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal with Elon Musk, $20 Million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, $15 Million XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion, $10 Million XPRIZE Rainforest, $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE, $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling and $1 Million Digital Learning Challenge. Donate, sign up or join a team at
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Comments • 10

  • Benjamin Elliott
    Benjamin Elliott 2 months ago +2

    Great job, both of you! I’m excited to see where this journey takes you!

  • Abonnie Routen
    Abonnie Routen 2 months ago +2

    Who Run the World- Girls :) You are really doing it. Keep up the good work, the world will need it. I'm sooo proud of you.

  • nimble2
    nimble2 2 months ago +1

    Great work that is going to help everyone

  • CrimsonTideCT
    CrimsonTideCT 2 months ago +1

    Well done Jennifer and Tia. Go Salukis!!!!!

  • Bryan
    Bryan 2 months ago +1

    Im rooting for them

  • Levi Bailey
    Levi Bailey 2 months ago +2

    Sounds good - best of luck!

  • SyrupGoblin
    SyrupGoblin 2 months ago +2


  • Ran Khavzon
    Ran Khavzon 2 months ago

    cant you use a baloon made from super rigid materiao and clug it to the chimneys of power plants and with a pump store it somewhere safley.

    • CrimsonTideCT
      CrimsonTideCT 2 months ago

      That wont scale to gigatonne levels needed to take on the backlog of carbon in the atmosphere. Their process deconstruct biomass that has sucked out CO2 from the atmosphere and by collecting the waste biomass before it rots which would return the CO2 to the atmosphere, then put it underground.

  • 2LegHumanist
    2LegHumanist 2 months ago

    Greenwashing competition, huh?