The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, made a statement that he will pay $ 100 million to whoever presents the most efficient method for capturing and storing carbon dioxide.
Musk will reveal the details of the proposal next week.
I will donate $ 100 million as a prize for the best technology for capturing carbon dioxide.
This is not the first time that such a CO2-related award has been offered. In 2018, the X-Prize took the same initiative, singling out five finalists and distributing a total prize pool of $ 20 million among them.
The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere continues to grow every day, so different companies are trying to take measures to improve the environmental situation in the world. For example, British scientists have learned how to convert CO2 into jet fuel.
This will help reduce the environmental impact of air travel at a time when electric aircraft and alternative fuels are not yet as efficient.