Carbon Upcycling UCLA

An XPRIZE finalist, Carbon Upcycling UCLA is a group of engineers at the University California, Los Angeles (UCLA) that has developed technology to convert CO2 into CO2Concrete. The product serves as a low-cost functional replacement for traditional concrete. It has received some funding from UCLA, but more from philanthropists and DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy. For instance, the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation gave the company $1.5 million last year. With support from the DOE, the CO2Concrete process is being upscaled for demonstration at an operating coal power plant. CO2Concrete is now in the process of raising $10 million for full-scale commercialization activities.