One competition aims to encourage collegiate students to propose a regional carbon transport network. The Carbon Management Collegiate Competition for Spring Semester 2023 has been launched in November 2022, and is now open for applications until March 1st, 2023.
The challenge is funded by DOE’s Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Office. Students will be tasked to propose a regional carbon transport network, define its business model, and optimize the transport network across several parameters and with consideration to regional stakeholders, challenges, and cost variability.
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The goal of the competition is to propose innovative and creative business models for transporting carbon dioxide across a regional network. An informational webinar explaining the rules, timeline and requirements was also hosted by the US Department of Energy in November.
The teams of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested to take part will be winning cash prizes.
They will be in groups of 3 or more that will represent more than one major with a preference towards specializations in business, supply chain, geosciences, engineering, GIS, land management, law, computer science, and/or public policy. According to the guidelines, it is highly encouraged for the teams to have representation across two or more disciplines.
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The official rules for the complete application process and instructions for competing in the Carbon Management Collegiate Competition, posted by The US Department of Energy, can be found here.