October 4th: Team sign up deadline
October 25th: Abstracts due
October 28th-November 1st: Crowd discuss of abstracts on Facebook
November 15th: Submit revised abstracts
November 18th: Announcement of project ideas
November 18th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project
March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project
March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss on Facebook
March 25th: Winners announced!
$4,000 1st Prize
$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.
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.
CarbonCure collects CO2 from industrial processes, and stores them in concrete.