The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) has announced the winners of the Carbon Management Collegiate Competition! The competition challenged students to help shape the future of carbon management by proposing regional carbon networks capable of transporting at least one million metric tons of CO2 per year. 


“Improvements in carbon capture, storage, and transportation are essential for advancing clean energy,” said Kevin Dooley, carbon transport engineer at FECM. “With this competition, FECM hopes to inspire the next generation of carbon management professionals to develop networks that mitigate the challenges of fossil fuel use in a just and sustainable way.”

FIRST PLACE ($12,000 cash prize): Sequestration Squad, University of Michigan

SECOND PLACE ($8,000 cash prize): Biggest Little Lithium, University of Nevada

THIRD PLACE ($5,000 cash prize): GreenHouston, University of Houston

A panel of expert judges from academic, federal, and utility backgrounds reviewed the final submissions to determine the winning teams. In addition to the cash prize, winning teams will receive an invitation to present their winning proposals at the DOE’s Carbon Management Annual Project Review Meeting.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all participants!

Read the FECM Announcement.