2024 Carbon Capture Innovation Prize: A New Research Competition

Singapore [18 April, 2024] - Surface Measurement Systems is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 Carbon Capture Innovation Prize, a prestigious competition designed to accelerate research in the field of carbon capture technology.

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In a groundbreaking initiative alongside MOF2024, this challenge aims to support researchers seeking to revolutionize the way we employ materials to combat carbon emissions via carbon capture, and to highlight their pioneering research work. The final winner of this Prize will be awarded a DVS Carbon instrument valued at $150,000, a state-of-the-art scientific instrument that accurately measures CO2 uptake in materials under a range of real-world conditions.

Fostering Innovation and Sustainability

As the world grapples with the escalating challenges of climate change, the need for innovative and sustainable solutions has never been more critical. The 2024 Carbon Capture Innovation Prize aims to harness the power of scientific ingenuity to develop new materials and technologies capable of capturing CO2 efficiently from atmospheric and industrial sources, thus contributing to a more carbon-neutral society. Surface Measurement Systems is committed to supporting global researchers who working on this important topic.

About the Challenge

Run in coordination with the world leading MOF2024, taking place 15 – 19 July 2024 in Singapore, this challenge invites professionals, academics, and innovators to submit brief proposal how a DVS Carbon would help their research ambition. This state-of-the-art sorption analyzer is designed for precise measurement of CO2 capture in solid state materials across various test conditions. Competition entrants will submit a short research proposal on how they propose to employ this instrument to investigate new and exciting possibilities in materials for carbon capture. A panel of 5 international expert judges will evaluate the research proposals submitted to determine a final shortlist, and the winner.

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Eligibility and Awards

The contest is open to professional researchers (sorry no student applicants) affiliated with academic institutions, government laboratories, or startup companies. Entrants must have the authority to install the awarded instrument in their designated research area/laboratory. The winning submission will be awarded a DVS Carbon instrument, valued at over $150,000, to significantly bolster their research capabilities in discovering new materials for CO2 capture.

The DVS Carbon

The latest instrument in Surface Measurement Systems’ Dynamic Vapor Sorption series, the DVS Carbon sets a new industry benchmark for evaluating solid-state materials for CO2 capture. Capable of measuring uptake at a wide range of CO2 concentrations, temperatures, and in the presence of moisture, the DVS Carbon opens up exciting possibilities for predicting performance in new adsorbent materials for use in the CCUS space. This award aims to get the research community thinking about what they could achieve with this instrument, and provide a gateway for them to get supporting in achieving their goals.

Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria

Proposals must be comprehensive, detailing the team's background, research objectives, methodology, and the potential impact of their work on climate change solutions. Submissions will be evaluated based on innovation, scientific rigor, impact potential, and clarity. A proforma application form is available at the following location: www.sorptionhub.com/mof24-cc-prize. A panel of independent reviewers will select the winner and runners-up, with a preference for early career researchers in the event of a competition tie.

Recognition and Collaboration

The winner and four runners-up will be showcased at an official ceremony during MOF2024 conference , gaining substantial exposure among leading researchers. Additionally, the winner will have the opportunity to share their findings in future webinars hosted by Surface Measurement Systems, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the scientific community.

Join the Movement Towards a Carbon-Neutral Future

Surface Measurement Systems invites global researchers to partake in this unique opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future, and secure a hugely valuable research tool for developing advanced material solutions. The deadline for submissions is June 7th, 2024, with the winner to be announced during the MOF2024 conference.

For more information on the Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge and how to submit your proposal, please visit www.sorptionhub.com/mof24-cc-prize

About Surface Measurement Systems Surface Measurement Systems is at the forefront of developing innovative technologies for material science. Specializing in advanced analytical instruments, the company is dedicated to supporting research that addresses some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.

Join us in shaping the future of carbon capture technology and making a tangible impact on reducing global warming.


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