Grad student Mattie Bindl part of UW team among winners of XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition

Mattie Bindl, a graduate student in the Nelson Institute’s Environment and Resources program and member of SAGE faculty member Morgan Edwards’ lab, is part of a team from the University of Wisconsin–Madison that is one of the top winners in the $5 million XPRIZE for Carbon Removal Student Competition. The contest is kickstarting projects that could mitigate the impacts of climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, ground and oceans.

The UW–Madison team will receive $250,000 — the largest available award in the student competition — to fund further work on their plan to take carbon dioxide, the most common greenhouse gas, out of the air and seal it away where it can’t contribute to rising global temperatures.

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