Carbon-sucking concrete is capturing attention and funding

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Carbon-sucking concrete is capturing attention and funding

The traditional process of making concrete accounts for nearly 10% of all global carbon dioxide emissions. The following article originally appeared on as part of our partnership with GreenBiz Group, a media and events company that accelerates the just transition to a clean economy. Carbon-sequestering concrete is having a moment. In mid-April, two climate-tech startups focused on decarbonizing the world’s most widely used construction material, CarbonCure Technologies and UCLA CarbonBuilt, split the top prize in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. Each will receive $7.5 million to further the development and commercialization of their approaches.…

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