Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has thrown his support behind Canadian clean tech company CarbonCure Technologies.
In his latest blog post on his website, the billionaire (pictured left) highlights that buildings are a big contributor to climate change and one of five areas where innovation needs to be driven in order to avoid a climate disaster.
Gates writes there are two ways in which buildings are responsible for greenhouse gases. The first is the construction phase: buildings are made of concrete and steel, both of which produce a lot of emissions when being made.
These two materials account for roughly 10% of the world’s greenhouse gases.
In the battle to help solve climate change, CarbonCure is reimaging CO2, retrofitting concrete plants with a technology that recycles waste CO2 into a valuable material to help make more environmentally friendly concrete.
CarbonCure’s CO2 utilisation technology is one of a select few commercially available solutions that are expected to reduce global emissions by more than 10% and create $1 trillion in new carbon-based products annually by 2030.
Gates makes reference to this in his blog linking a video of an interview with CarbonCure CEO Rob Niven.
“CarbonCure has a clever approach to injecting carbon dioxide into concrete,” Gates says.
CarbonCure has launched its Industry Advisory Council. The council aims to bring together the unique perspectives of concrete and cement industry leaders, with the intention of identifying current and future industry needs in order to shape CarbonCure’s strategic direction.
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