The Terraton Challenge

A call for solutions that accelerate the drawdown of 1 trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide into agricultural soils.
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Up to $3.5K for submitting an idea, $60K in grants, and $3M in contracts

Challenge Overview

The next breakthrough in carbon sequestration innovation is just beneath the surface

Many of the world’s largest industries have transformed and unlocked new value through digital systems innovation, and now’s the time for agriculture to do the same. The Terraton Challenge rallies innovators to develop solutions that advance The Terraton Initiative, the global effort to remove 1 trillion tons – or a teraton – of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to enrich agricultural soils. Fueling the Initiative with technological innovation and competition, The Terraton Challenge seeks to focus global innovators on agriculture as a climate solution.


The Terraton Challenge

For its inaugural year, the Terraton Challenge will focus on three critical areas: technologies that accelerate soil carbon sequestration, methods to quantify soil carbon, and innovative financial offerings that reward growers for capturing and maintaining soil carbon.


Follow these three links to apply now! All applications are due by 11:59pm EST on October 1st.


  • Accelerate: Increasing the speed at which carbon dioxide is sequestered in soils
  • Quantify: Catalyzing the next generation of soil carbon sampling & measurement systems
  • Reward: Developing incentives that reward growers for sequestering soil carbon
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