Elon Musk, X Prize launch $100 million carbon-removal competition

The richest incentive prize in history is now officially up for grabs.

The $100 million Carbon Removal X Prize, which is funded by SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk and his foundation, launched on Thursday (April 22). That date was doubtless chosen advisedly; Thursday was Earth Day, and the new X Prize aims to spur the development of technology that can help stave off the worst effects of human-caused climate change.


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