UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech among top-60 in global XPRIZE challenge

For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction.

The team, Earth RepAIR, was among the top-60 groups, and in the top-eight of 21 teams focusing on direct air capture, in the XPRIZE competition, a $100 million global challenge funded by Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation. The challenge is aimed at fighting climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle—a critical need for action underscored in an April 2022 report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The multiyear, multistage competition concludes Earth Day 2025.

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NOTE: The Earth RepAIR team participated in the Discovery to Product (D2P) cohort program Innovation to Market and is mentored by D2P’s Engineering and Physical Sciences expert Amar Anumakonda, PhD.