The CLeantech 100 features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow's clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.
Concrete is the second most abundant man-made material in the world, and cement, its key ingredient, is responsible for an estimated 7 pct of global CO2 emissions. CarbonCure's proprietary technology uses recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process of concrete, while reducing the carbon footprint of the resulting concrete products.
CarbonCure is a recognized leader in the global CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) industry, estimated to be valued at $1 trillion by 2030.
The CarbonCure Technology is being used by more than 100 concrete producers across North America to reduce concrete's carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. The company is a recognized leader in the growing industry of CO2-utilization, which is expected to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030. CarbonCure is also one of 10 finalists in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, and is a portfolio company of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which is backed by Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bazos, Michael Bloomberg and other business leaders.
(Source: CarbonCure Technologies, PR, 29 Jan., 2019)
Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncure.com;
NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, www.carbon.xprize.org; Breakthrough Energy Ventures, www.b-t.energy/ventures
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The C2CNT technology, which was developed by a team of scientists led by Professor Stuart Licht at George Washington University, uses electrolysis with a current generated by electrodes to separate the carbon from the oxygen, repurposes the carbon into a strong, useable carbon fiber (nanotube), and oxygen that is available for other uses.
Dr. Licht and his team are among five finalists competing in the natural gas track of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition.
(Source: Capital Power Corporation , PR, 29 May, 2018) Contact: Capital Power Corp, Brian Vaasjo, CEO, Michael Sheehan, Communications, (780) 392-5222, MSheehan@capitalpower.com, www.capitalpower.com; C2CNT, Stuart Licht, (571) 553-8215, SL@C2CNT.com, www.C2CNT.com; Carbon XPrize, www.carbon.xprize.org
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It is expected that round 3 results will be known in March 2020. The criterion for round 3 is to successfully demonstrate the capture and utilization of CO2 at a minimal capacity of 2 tonnes-CO2 per day, which is a milestone that CO2 Solutions already surpassed in its Valleyfield pilot in 2015.
. CO2 Solutions has built an extensive patent portfolio covering the use of carbonic anhydrase, or analogues thereof, for the efficient post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide with low-energy aqueous solvents. (Source: CO2 Solutions, 9 April, 2018)Contact: CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, email@example.com, www.co2solutions.com;
Carbon XPrize, www.carbon.xprize.org; Carbicrete, Chris Stern, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carbicrete.com
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Carbicrete's technology allows manufacturers to produce cement-free, carbon-negative concrete. Concrete is the world's most common building material, but the production of its main ingredient, cement, accounts for 5% of global CO2 emissions.
(Source: CO2 Solutions Inc. 20 Sept., 2017) Contact: Carbicrete, www.carbicrete.com; XPRIZE, Eric Desatnik (310) 741-4892, email@example.com, www.xprize.org; CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.co2solutions.com
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Outback has been dedicated to providing high-quality concrete from six local locations to the Central Valley for 50 years, and this new equipment will improve not only the environmental impact of the concrete they produce, but the overall integrity of the material, as well. CarbonCure’s technology, which will be installed in Outback’s Fresno plant, chemically sequesters waste CO2 in the concrete during the manufacturing process. CarbonCure is one of 27 semi-finalists in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, which has been called the Nobel prize for climate technologies. (Source: CarbonCure, PR, 14 Aug., 2017) Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com;
Outback Materials, (559) 683-3131, www.OutbackMaterials.com; California High-Speed Rail Authority, www.hsr.ca.gov
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UCLA's Carbon Upcycling team, led by Prof. Gaurav Sant, professor of civil and environmental engineering and materials science, is one of 25 that has advanced to the semifinals by demonstrating a process for capturing CO2 emissions from power plant smokestacks, the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. The trapped emissions will be used to create a CO2-neutral building material called CO2NCRETE, which can replace traditional concrete. The binding component of traditional concrete is responsible for nearly 9 percent of global CO2 emissions.
A total of up to 10 teams will advance to the Carbon XPRIZE finals, with up to 5 teams in each of two parallel tracks -- one will test technologies at a coal power plant, and the other at a natural gas power plant. The finalists will split a $2.5 million purse, and the winning team in each track will receive $7.5 million. (Source: UCLA, 2 May, 2017)
Contact: UCLA, Prof. Gaurav Sant, (310) 206-3084, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lcc-ucla.com; XPRIZE, Eric Desatnik (310) 741-4892, email@example.com, www.xprize.org; COSIA, www.cosia.ca
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