MADISON, Wis. – A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top winners for the XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition. The goal of the competition is to further projects that could help remove carbon dioxide to decrease the effects of climate change in the future and create long-term progress on a large scale.
The team is working to develop a two-part system that traps carbon dioxide in the air and transforms it into limestone particles through specialized materials and chemical reactions. The carbon dioxide can then be used for construction materials and other uses. Therefore, the system will reduce the effects of climate change and carbon dioxide into other practical uses.
This win is the first step for the team. With the $250,000 prize, the team will move forward in the competition, which ends in 2025.
Congratulations to the UW Team for their prize and working to create a brighter future!