Watch Live: CCEMC presents $35 million international Grand Challenge at American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition

NEW ORLEANS –The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is presenting details of its $35 million international Grand Challenge at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

The presentation, by CCEMC Managing Director Kirk Andries and NineSigma Program Manager Eloise Young, is scheduled for 1 p.m. MST today, April 9, and can be viewed online via livestream at

“We are seeking credible, bright ideas to repurpose carbon emissions and use it as a starting material, helping to create a market for carbon use,” said CCEMC Chair Eric Newell. “The approach could deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gases, complement other greenhouse gas reduction strategies and strengthen our economy.”

The CCEMC is seeking novel solutions, at any stage of development, that are rooted in solid science. Focus areas include, as examples, processes that produce high value goods from greenhouse gas emissions, technologies that fix captured carbon into solid or readily transportable starting materials, high-value materials with high carbon content that could be produced from greenhouse gases and biological processes that capture or consume carbon and convert it into a new viable product, such as the creation of oils from algae.

Submissions are open at The first round of funding, with submissions due by July 15, offers grants of $500,000 for up to 20 projects.