Carbon is a highly versatile atom. It can form four bonds with other atoms, so it’s a great connector and convener. It provides the backbone for the complex molecules that comprise living things. But what if excess carbon in the atmosphere could be converted to more useful forms? That’s the ultimate goal of carbon conversion companies such as Opus 12, a startup in Berkeley, California.
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Two teams from the Bay Area — Opus 12, based in Berkeley, and New Energy Nexus/California Clean Energy Fund, or NEX/CalCEF, based in Oakland — won the Keeling Curve Prize, an award presented to teams across the world for developing global warming solutions, on June 28.
We’re excited to share that Opus 12, a startup that has developed a method for recycling carbon dioxide emissions into useful and cost-competitive chemicals and fuels, has won a Keeling Curve Prize. The recognition comes with a $25,000 purse.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money are awarded to projects across the globe that have significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase uptake.
The Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) is a global warming solutions project.
Winners of the 2019 Keeling Curve Prize range from a company recycling CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels, to an initiative greening India's auto rickshaws, to a project engaging churches worldwide in climate education.
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Opus 12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Their technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world’s most critical chemical products.
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