The CarbonCure team has been selected as a semifinalist in the global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. The team consists of Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES), Praxair, Inc., Argos, BURNCO Rock Products and several leading engineering and architectural firms, with additional carbon capture expertise provided by Southern Company. The team is one of 27 semi-finalists from around the world competing for a share of the $20 million prize.
The Carbon XPRIZE challenges teams to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into one or more products with the highest net value. The multi-year competition is sponsored by NRG and COSRIA and is designed to address CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.
Team CarbonCure is competing in the challenge in order to demonstrate that its solution is the most cost-effective, highest impact and most scalable solution currently available to help recycle CO2 to make better building materials. As part of the competition Team CarbonCure will be hosting demonstrations of its CO2 utilisation technology in Alabama, Georgia, Wyoming and Alberta over the next four years.
The project will also feature several other innovative elements, including the demonstration of Sustainable Energy Solutions’ CO2 capture technology at a cement plant. The CO2 captured will then be sequestered into ready-mixed concrete produced at Argos’ concrete plants in the Atlanta region. In later rounds of the competition, CO2 will be collected from a natural gas plant in Alberta, and sequestered into concrete produced at BURNCO’s main Calgary, Alberta plant.
Southern Company will provide CO2 capture expertise on scale-up of the technology with the National Carbon Capture Center, which Southern Company manages and operates for the U.S. Department of Energy in Wilsonville, Alabama, serving as a host site, pending DOE approval.
Hosting both the capture and utilization technologies, Argos is a key partner in the project. “Argos is excited about joining CarbonCure’s XPRIZE team, as the challenge aligns well with our vision of promoting innovation and sustainability in the cement and concrete sectors,” says Lucas Moreno, VP of Innovation at Argos.
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