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Carbon Management Collegiate Competition

Help shape the future of carbon management with the Carbon Management Collegiate Competition!

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is launching the Carbon Management Collegiate Competition for Spring 2023. This prize invites teams of undergraduate and graduate students to propose a regional carbon network to transport at least 1 million metric tons of CO2 per year.

Carbon Management Collegiate Competition

The $25,000 Carbon Management Collegiate Competition aims to inspire students to lead the next generation of carbon management development.

Competitors will design a business model with consideration to regional stakeholders, challenges, and cost variability and optimize their transport network across five parameters:

  1. 1. Economics and business model
  2. 2. Operational safety considerations
  3. 3. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  4. 4. Climate change projected impacts
  5. 5. Environmental justice, social impacts, and engagement

As part of the competition, students will learn carbon management industry-relevant skills and gain hands-on experience to lead the next generation of carbon management development.

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Who is Eligible to Compete?

The Carbon Management Collegiate Competition invites teams of students enrolled in accredited U.S.-based collegiate institutions or U.S. citizens at non-U.S.-based collegiate institutions. The competition is open to teams consisting of at least three students—undergraduate, graduate, or a combination of the two—who may be from the same or different institutions. All participating students must be enrolled in at least one class and be pursuing a degree throughout the duration of the competition.

This competition seeks a diverse range of participants with consideration to disadvantaged communities and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to advance carbon management technologies and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emission goals in a just and sustainable way.

For more information, including complete eligibility requirements, please review the official prize rules.

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