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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

SUBJECT: Your proposal in the Climate CoLab

Proposal: Customized carbon dioxide scrubbers for fossil fuel based energy market adoption

Contest: Industry

Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest.

We, the Judges, have strongly considered your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, we have chosen to not advance it to the next round of competition.

We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to the Proposal Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking “Move proposal”.

We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Semi-Finalists and finalists, and even volunteer to join one those teams if you have relevant expertise. During the voting period, you can help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. The Climate CoLab will be opening more contests in the coming months, and you are welcome to submit your proposals to those contests as well.

Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.

2015 Climate CoLab Judges

Most people now recognise the need for CO2 emission reduction policies. Many governments (including the U.S, China, EU countries, etc.) are working through the international negotiation political process (e.g., UNFCCC) to develop international policies to limit CO2 emissions.

Although it might take decades to work through this process (and most scientist are sceptical that global temperature rises can be kept to 2 degrees C if action is not taken quickly), once this process happens, CO2 scrubbers for heavy emissions sectors will appear on the market in no time.

The proposal focuses mainly on policy aspects and mandatory regulations. It is unclear to us how the authors are proposing to contribute to the international negotiations. This is not something new. It's been implemented in few European countries already. The authors should add innovative concepts and policy measures, and should consider innovative technologies.

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