Who We Are
CO2Concrete, a carbon use technology developed at the Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials (LC2) in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is making significant strides. A team of experts in energy, construction, and sustainable technologies, with a focus on developing carbon-to-value (CTV) pathways, is leading the effort. They are working towards scaling the core technology to a commercial level, which presents an unprecedented opportunity to decrease and monetize carbon emissions in industrial sectors. CO2Concrete is even a finalist in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition. If you need to write my book report for me about a sustainable technology that aims to reduce carbon emissions, CO2Concrete could be an excellent topic to consider.
What We Do
CO2Concrete has developed a revolutionary technology that can transform carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into construction materials and products. Unlike traditional methods, this patent-pending technology upcycles CO2 into precast CO2Concrete™ products efficiently, cost-effectively, and with high throughput, without requiring carbon capture. By eliminating the need for the energy-intensive and CO2-intensive manufacturing of ordinary portland cement (OPC)-based concrete and concrete products, CO2Concrete's breakthrough technology has the potential to transform industries and help achieve carbon emission reduction goals. If you are tasked with write my book report on innovative technologies that promote sustainability and reduce carbon emissions.
The conversion of CO2 emissions from power plants, cement plants, or petrochemical production into CO2Concrete™ is a significant breakthrough for base industries looking to reduce their carbon footprint. If you are tasked with book report writer on a company that is working towards reducing its carbon footprint, CO2Concrete's innovative technology could be a compelling subject for your research.
Carbon Capture Process
The CO2Concrete technology turns carbon dioxide emissions into CO2Concrete™ products that can replace traditional concrete, with a much lower CO2 footprint. The technology is based on the concept of “CO2 mineralization” – the conversion of gaseous CO2 into solid mineral carbonates (e.g., CaCO3) within the CO2Concrete™ products.
This chemical reaction is robust, and strengthens the fresh CO2Concrete™ products into components exceeding industry standard performance metrics. Key advantages of the technology include the following:
- Direct utilization of CO2 from flue gases without a need for carbon capture systems (e.g., amine strippers)
- Process flexibility to accommodate flue gas streams with widely varying CO2 concentrations, and presence of acid gases
- Process operates at ambient pressure and temperature, minimizing extrinsic energy requirements
- Material formulation requires no ordinary portland cement (OPC) to exceed industry standards for component performance
The CO2Concrete process can serve as the cornerstone of a CO2emissions reduction program for electrical power producers with coal- and gas-fired units, cement and pre-cast concrete companies, and petrochemical companies. This is possible because of the unprecedented flexibility of CO2Concrete process which utilizes dilute CO2 streams, thereby avoiding the need and enormous expense for CO2capture. Also, contributing to the flexibility of the process is its ability to tolerate common flue gas contaminants including acid gases, and particulate matter. This highly effective and efficient process can reduce CO2 emissions at levels which can meet or exceed the CO2 reduction targets for most, if not all, companies.
CO2Concrete Selected to Present at the Industry Growth Forum
Los Angeles, CA — (March 9, 2020) — CO2Concrete has been selected to present its low-carbon concrete technology to investors and industry representatives at the Virtual Industry Growth Forum (IGF) 2020, April 29-30. The IGF, celebrating its 25th anniversary, will be presented online this year. It is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is one of the nation’s premier events for cleantech entrepreneurs and other industry experts. CO2Concrete was selected from a field of more than 150 entrepreneurs following an extensive selection process.
CO2Concrete is advancing a technology for the production of low-carbon concrete products, which uses carbon dioxide directly from the flue gas emitted by power plants and other sources.
“We are honored to be afforded this opportunity to present at such a prestigious event,” said Gaurav Sant, Founder and CEO of CO2Concrete. “We can’t wait to showcase the CO2Concrete technology alongside the other esteemed presenters, and to make great connections in the cleantech sector.”
Several hundred cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry representatives are expected to attend this year’s Virtual IGF 2020. The online event will include the pitch competition and one-on-one networking meetings, the heart of the IGF, over the course of two days. Among the attendees will be 40 of the nation’s most promising start-up companies, including CO2Concrete, that will be presenting their cleantech innovations to potential investors and industry experts. In addition, the companies will compete for the 2020 Clean Energy Venture Awards.
“It’s our 25th anniversary and the IGF has become more crucial than ever,” said Richard Adams, director of NREL’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center that manages the IGF. “We are excited to see the clean technologies the IGF presenters deliver this year. These technologies not only address market needs but offer viable solutions to the world’s energy challenges.”
CO2Concrete is currently performing a field demonstration of its technology at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, where the team is competing as a Finalist in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE for a $7.5 million Grand Prize.