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1What if we could…

Turn carbon emissions into something useful?

THE NRG COSIA CARBON XPRIZE IS AWARDING $20 MILLION TO THE TEAMS WHO CAN BEST DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CONVERT CO2 EMISSIONS FROM POWER PLANTS INTO VALUABLE PRODUCTS.

2The competition

TEAMS SUBMIT TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROPOSALS ON THEIR POTENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES TO BE USED IN ONE OF TWO TRACKS: NATURAL GAS OR COAL.

Chosen teams will demonstrate their technologies, first in a controlled environment, then on a larger scale at a power plant.

The teams are scored on the amount of CO2 converted, and the net value of the end product.

THE TOP TEAM FROM EACH TRACK TAKES HOME A SHARE OF THE GRAND PRIZE – AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, HELPS CHANGE THE WORLD.

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3the prototype

SYMBOLIC OF ITS COMMITMENT TO REDUCING AND RE-PURPOSING CARBON EMISSIONS, NRG HAS DEVELOPED A SHOE UNLIKE ANY OTHER: A SHOE WITHOUT A FOOTPRINT.

CREATED WITH MATERIALS MADE FROM REPURPOSED CARBON DIOXIDE, THESE SHOES REPRESENT POSSIBILITIES THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE ENTIRE INDUSTRIES.

4the timeline

CHANGE DOESN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, SOME OF THE WORLD’S BRIGHTEST MINDS WILL BE HARD AT WORK – FOR THE GOOD OF THE PLANET.

2015

September

Launch

2016

April 30th

Early registration deadline

July 15th

REGISTRATION DEADLINE, ROUND 1 BEGINS

October 15th

Semifinalists announced round 2 begins

2017

August 15th

ROUND 2 SUBMISSION DEADLINE

December

Finalists announced, milestone purses awarded, round 3 begins and Test facilities open to teams

2019

June

ROUND 3 OPERATIONAL PERIOD BEGINS

2020

February

ROUND 3 OPERATIONAL PERIOD ENDS

March

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND GRAND PRIZE PURSES AWARDED

5THE FUTURE IS OURS TO SHAPE

SHARE THIS PAGE AND GET OTHERS EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF A BETTER TOMORROW. TOGETHER, LET’S REIMAGINE CO2.

About NRG

AS OWNERS OF THE NATION’S LARGEST AND MOST DIVERSE COMPETITIVE POWER GENERATION PORTFOLIO, WE PROVIDE SAFE AND RELIABLE POWER FOR OUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS ALIKE. WE ENHANCE PEOPLE’S LIVES TODAY AND WE’RE ALWAYS INNOVATING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW. BY 2050, WE AIM TO REDUCE OUR CARBON EMISSIONS BY 90%, WHICH IS PRECISELY WHY WE’RE SUPPORTING THE NRG COSIA CARBON XPRIZE.

THE BRILLIANT INNOVATORS OF THIS COMPETITION WILL HELP US REALIZE THAT GOAL AND MOVE US ALL TOWARD A CLEANER ENERGY FUTURE.

LEARN MORE AT: www.nrg.com

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