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Jan 30, 2020

What if you could turn man-made CO2 from something that causes global warming into useful products like concrete, bioplastics or vodka? 

XPRIZE Executive Director Marcius Extavour discusses the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE: an international competition supported by power company NRG and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance. With the Carbon XPRIZE entering its final year, innovators from around the world are working feverishly on breakthroughs that could transform how we think about CO2, and help usher in a low-carbon, energy abundant future.