$25 million prize for greenhouse gas removal

February 12, 2007 | Source: NewScientist.com news service

A prize of $25 million for anyone who can come up with a system for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere was launched on Friday.

It calls for devises a system to remove a “significant amount” of greenhouse gases — equivalent to 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide or more — every year from the atmosphere for at least a decade.

It is the biggest prize in history, claims its sponsor, Richard Branson.