NRG-COSIA Carbon XPRIZE

The staff of 350Solutions is working with the XPRIZE Foundation to verify the performance and impacts of innovative technologies that capture and convert CO2 into useful products. These efforts are part of a $20 million global competition—the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE—to identify and award transformative technologies that can impact our global CO2 emissions levels through market driven innovation. 350Solutions staff supported the semi-finals round of the competition, independently evaluating over 20 individual technologies operating at lab or small pilot scale, providing verified performance data to judges. Technologies evaluated converted CO2 into fuels and chemicals, such as methanol or dimethyl ether, specialty products such as carbon nanotubes, and consumer and industrial products such as concrete blocks and protein supplements.

As the competition enters the Finals, our staff will be providing measurement and verification services for the ten competition finalists. Testing will take place at test centers in Gillette, WY and Calgary, AB using real flue gas at scales up to 5 tons/day of CO2 input. Out staff will be on site and remotely monitoring technology performance, data quality, and competition criteria.

Project Details

  • Client : XPRIZE Foundation
  • Period : 2016 - Present
  • Project Type : Technology Verification
  • Scale : Lab to large pilot

Important Points

  • 23 technologies evaluated
  • Field verification in 9 countries completed in < 3 months
  • CO2 conversion from 0.1% to 100%
  • 10 Finalists to be verified at up to 5 ton CO2/day scale
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