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.
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