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make a carbon neutral fuel from

sunlight, water and air.

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The SOFI team dreams big. We believe the development of a carbon neutral solar fuel is the greatest energy opportunity of our lifetime. Using just sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water, we can create a clean liquid fuel that could someday power our cars, airplanes, and homes without contributing to climate change. But it won’t happen without a commitment to supporting research and collaboration. Our members include academic pioneers and industry leaders who are dedicated to working together, with us, to shape a new energy landscape. 

“I want Americans to win the race for the kinds of discoveries that unleash new jobs: converting sunlight into liquid fuel – President Obama, State of the Union

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From the Blog

The Carbon XPRIZE is SOFI Members’ Time To Shine

The following blog post is guest written by Matt Peak – Managing Partner Peak Strategy Partners, LLC   It’s not that often when innovators are handed a comprehensive platform that they can leverage to rapidly advance their technologies, but with September’s announcement of the Carbon XPRIZE competition in New York City, that’s...

Challenge: Convert Carbon Dioxide into a Commodity

On September 29th, 2015 XPRIZE announced their next challenge; the Carbon XPRIZE.The Carbon XPRIZE, co-sponsored by NRG and COSIA, is a $20 million prize for the team that successfully utilizes the CO2 output from either a coal power plant or natural gas facility. XPRIZE was established in 1995 and has become...

“Because SOFI is scouting the industry for promising technologies instead of pitching its own wares, it represents an ideal partnership target.”

Lux Research “Alternative Fuels Journal” 9-2013