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CarbonCure Among 2019 Global Cleantech 100 Again (Ind. Report)
CarbonCure,NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
Date: 2019-01-30
For the fourth consecutive year, Halifax, Nova Scotia-headquartered CarbonCure Technologies, a company leading a mission to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry, has been named in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation.

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, info@carboncure.com, www.carboncure.com; NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, www.carbon.xprize.org; Breakthrough Energy Ventures, www.b-t.energy/ventures

More Low-Carbon Energy News Breakthrough Energy Ventures,  CarbonCure,  NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE,  


Capital Power Takes Equity Stake in C2CNT (M&A, Ind. Report)
Capital Power,C2CNT
Date: 2018-05-30
Edmonton, Alberta-based power producer Capital Power is reporting acquisition of an equity interest in C2CNT, a company that has developed and is now applying at scale an innovative technology that captures and transforms CO2 into carbon nanotubes for various industrial applications.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Nanotube,  Carbon Fiber,  Capital Power,  Carbon XPrize,  


CO2 Solutions Successful in NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE (Ind. Report)
CO2 Solutions
Date: 2018-04-11
Montreal-headquartered CO2 Solutions Inc. reports two of its entries -- Carbicrete of Montreal and CERT of Toronto -- have passed round 2 of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE and have been accepted among the ten round 3 finalists. These entries combined CO2 Solutions' carbon capture technology with the respective partner's CO2 utilization technology. CO2 Solutions and these named partners will equally share the sum of $500,000 US in prize money awarded to each of the winning entries for a total of $500,000 US for the Corporation.

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, evan.price@co2solutions.com, www.co2solutions.com; Carbon XPrize, www.carbon.xprize.org; Carbicrete, Chris Stern, CEO, info@carbicrete.com, www.carbicrete.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CO2 Solutions,  XPrize,  


CO2 Solutions, Carbicrete Partnering in Carbon XPrize (Ind. Report)
CO2 Solutions,Carbicrete,Carbon XPrize
Date: 2017-09-22
Quebec City-headquartered CO2 Solutions Inc. reports it is partnering with Carbicrete Inc. as a third entry in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize. Both CO2 Solutions and Carbicrete had been selected to participate in the second round of the prestigious NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize which allows semi-finalists offering CO2 utilization and carbon capture technologies to enter into synergistic partnerships. These combined entries will propose CO2 Solutions' carbon capture technology with the partner's CO2 utilization technology.

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, eric@xprize.org, www.xprize.org; CO2 Solutions, Evan Price, CEO, (418) 842-3456, evan.price@co2solutions.com, www.co2solutions.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Concrete,  CO2 Solutions,  Carbicrete,  Carbon XPrize,  


CarbonCure, Outback Materials Partner on California High-Speed Rail Project (Ind. Report)
CarbonCure
Date: 2017-08-14
Fresno, California-headquartered Outback Materials has partnered with Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies in order to provide environmentally friendly concrete to projects in Central California, including the high-profile California High-Speed Rail project. This partnership solidifies Outback's commitment to help contribute to California’s environmental targets.

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, info@carboncure.com, www.carboncure.com; Outback Materials, (559) 683-3131, www.OutbackMaterials.com; California High-Speed Rail Authority, www.hsr.ca.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News CarbonCure news,  CO2 news,  Carbon Dioxide news,  Cement news,  


UCLA Carbon XPRIZE Team Scores $1.5Mn Donation (R&D, Funding)
UCLA,XPRIZE
Date: 2017-05-05
UCLA has received a generous $1.5 million gift from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support faculty members competing for the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The funds will support the team's efforts to develop a process for capturing CO2 and converting it into a material that can be used in building and construction.

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, gsant@ucla.edu, www.lcc-ucla.com; XPRIZE, Eric Desatnik (310) 741-4892, eric@xprize.org, www.xprize.org; COSIA, www.cosia.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News UCLA,  XPRIZE,  Carbon,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  

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