The OpenAir Carbon Removal Challenge is a worldwide challenge for students to create new processes, approaches and prototypes to remove carbon from the land, waters, or air.
Student teams will design and build creative solutions to the carbon pollution problem. The very best approaches will be selected as finalists for an in-person showcase at the Carbon Unbound conference in May 2024.
Carbon removal is far from where it needs to be in the near future to avert the worst effects of climate change.
The Carbon Removal Challenge provides students from colleges and universities around the world an opportunity to work towards safeguarding their future. They will not only design and build solutions that remove excess carbon from the environment, which will help accelerate carbon tech innovation, but also build connections that will bring the next generation of talented engineers, thinkers, and designers into this important sector.
Please check out the 2023 Carbon Removal Challenge page for information about last year’s Challenge, including our 5 Finalist teams and check out this video below for a look back at the 2023 Challenge!