The NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a technology development competition that inspires development of new and emerging CO₂ conversion technologies to help solve climate change.
Concrete is the single most widely used building material in the world—as well as one of the greatest polluters, contributing to more than 5% of the world’s CO₂ emissions - in some cases estimates are as high as 10%. This massive carbon footprint is driven largely by one key ingredient: cement, and the massive quantities of heat required to manufacture it.
As a semifinalist in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, CarbonBuilt's founding team from UCLA is recognized as an innovation leader, creating circular carbon technologies that use CO₂ emissions to make sustainable building materials.
Studies suggest that converting carbon into useful goods could mitigate upwards of 15% of global emissions, and a 2019 report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine affirmed that it could help tackle climate change by turning a pollutant into profit.