December 6th: Abstracts due

December 6th- December 13th: Crowd discuss of abstracts

December 20th: Submit revised abstracts

December 27th: Announcement of project ideas

December 27th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project

March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project

March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss

March 25th: Winners announced!


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  $2,500 2nd Prize

  $500 Crowd vote 

  $500 Critic Award

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Direct carbon capture refers to using man-made machines, catalysts, or other techniques to pull in air and filter out CO2. At this point in time, there is no efficient, effective way to do this, and so while advances in this technology have been made, we do not have machines capable of removing CO2 from the atmosphere on any meaningful scale.

Plastic resin that absorbs carbon from the air

Researchers at Colombia University develop a material that aggressively absorbs carbon, and can release it again when exposed to water, making it potentially re-useable. 

Concrete that stores carbon

CarbonCure collects CO2 from industrial processes, and stores them in concrete.


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