Nov 10 2021

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On November 8, XPRIZE Carbon Removal hosted its third team matchmaking webinar. Twelve exciting teams working on ocean alkalinization, algae farming, biochar production, and more signed up to pitch a 2-minute overview of their carbon removal solutions and the specific skill sets they are looking to recruit on their team.  

These teams are looking for talented individuals across engineering, plant genetics, marketing, CSR investments, legal, fishing, farming, finance, construction, and more. We always encourage teams to get in touch with one another, share resources and talent if it makes sense for you. If you’re interested in getting in touch with any of these teams, you can reach out using the name and contact information provided below. Check out the recap below or watch the full recording here. 

Ocean Biomass Restoration and Enhancement 

Ocean Biomass can be Restored and Enhanced to sequester billions of tons of carbon, growing the native Diatom Algae is the first step to grow biomass of zooplankton, fish, corals, crustaceans, whales, etc. 

Diatoms clean up water, are the best natural feed for zooplankton, fish, etc.

Bhaskar Venkata Mallimadugula

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Capture Carbon to End Hunger

The most cost effective carbon removal process in this universe is photosynthesis, this team  captures more atmospheric carbon through increased photosynthetic efficiency through biochemical means. More carbon captured per unit area per unit time can end the hunger of humans as well as the industry along with improving the universe's health. 

Dr. Jagadeesh B Henjarappa

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Healthy Soil Biomes Alliance 

Healthy Soil Biomes Charitable LLC is a not-for-profit: FOR THE WORLD organization that has technical, engaging, and empowering solutions to positively impact our health, bodies, and livelihood. For millions of years nature evolved soil biology to support plant growth, unfortunately conventional agriculture killed most of this soil biology. 

One of their Alliance Members, the Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems at Chico State University, California has developed Biologically Enhanced Agriculture Management (BEAM) methods that will allow farmers, ranchers, gardeners, food consumers, and underdeveloped communities to thrive! 

The low-cost, easy to implement Johnson-Su bioreactor (a main component to BEAM methods) creates a no turn, aerated, cake texture inoculant that grows the diverse bacteria and fungi that are the foundation for kick-starting healthy soil biomes. Increasing the diverse microorganism community in the soil allows for more CO2 sequestration, which in turn increases crop, produce, yield production, eliminates the use of oil-based fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, increases profits for farmers/ranchers, increases an abundant nutrient dense food, and increases water absorption to 5x more than previous storage.   

We are looking for passionate alliance members that can assist with building a global network of Healthy Soil Biomes worldwide! We look forward to collaborating with you!

Bruce Burnworth

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Foods2GTons team proposes to combine large-scale ocean or ‘blue’ carbon sequestration with producing highly nutritious aquatic foods and energy on floating-reef ecosystems built and run by coastal communities. 

Jim Stuart

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YOUWAN method for CO2 removal

Team YOUWAN method for CO2 removal aims to direct capture CO2 from air and direct transfer CO2 to "carbon product." The YOUWAN method combines chromatography and water-saving design. Overall yielding higher profit and lower cost for capturing carbon.

Sloan Wang

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The first "token" to be mined through carbon capture, their goal is to allow anyone to capture CO2 through open source photobioreactors and blockchain . This team’s  mission is to create economies based on the capture of CO2. Download the whitepaper

Rafael Walter Contreras Ortega

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DAC City

DAC City utilizes a proprietary method of surface engineering, enhancing the adsorption, desorption, working capacity, and energetics of carbon dioxide capture. CO2 captured from our patent-pending scalable shipping container-sized machine will be used to make methanol fuels, sequester CO2 into concrete, and serve the CO2 to the greenhouse market.  

Valeria Andruss

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Canadian Carbon

Combining already proven methods, remove the carbon dioxide and methane gases from the air, electrify with a catalyst to separate the carbon from the other elements, allow Graphene to form on hyper-smooth conductive surfaces, producing the strongest and most conductive material known to humankind. 

Aaron Gorlick

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Carbon Capture Crown

Carbon Capture Crown focuses on activated charcoal carbon sequestration and graphene oxide membrane separation of co2.

Derek Mark

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Arktide is building ocean based platforms to support the growth and harvest of sealife, including calcium carbonate and biochar, that can be used in high performance concrete, for long term sequestration of co2.

Ben Silone

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Takachar uses MIT technology to build a decentralized IoT-enabled reactor network to rapidly and profitably scale biochar deployment. We enable village-based production of customizable biochar-based fertilizers using locally available crop residues/labor while helping farmers improve harvest yield by 30%.

Kevin Kung

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GreeneX suggests capturing CO2 through the use of massive algae plantations or other aquatic plants cultivated on the drowned disturbed areas. After living up to its maximum capacity, the plants undergo the process of pelletizing on the local mining facilities and are buried in the form of dense granules, which is a more resource-efficient way of sequestration.

Karyna Hurina

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