CarbonCure named in 2019 Global Cleantech 100 for fourth consecutive year
CarbonCure selected out of over 13,000 innovators from more than 90 countries for prestigious recognition
HALIFAX, NS – 29 January 2019: For the fourth consecutive year, CarbonCure Technologies (CarbonCure), a company leading a mission to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry, has been named in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.
The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.
Keith Gillard (Pangea Ventures), Tony Van Brommel (BDC Capital's ICE Fund), Robert Niven (CarbonCure's CEO and Founder) and Pascal-Hugo Plourde (Sustainable Development Technology Canada) at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.
Concrete is the most abundant man-made material in the world, and cement, its key ingredient, is responsible for an estimated 7% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The proprietary CarbonCure Technology uses recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process of concrete, while reducing the carbon footprint of the resulting concrete products.
CarbonCure is a recognized leader in the global CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) industry, estimated to be valued at $1 trillion by 2030.
“The Global Cleantech 100 award recognizes successes achieved by our team and partners at making concrete more sustainable and prosperous. This prestigious recognition will play a critical role in helping us realize our goals of technological advancements and geographic expansion, with the ultimate vision aimed toward reducing up to 500 megatonnes of CO2 annually,” said Rob Niven, Founder and CEO of CarbonCure.
The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.
“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”
The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.
For detailed information on CarbonCure’s outlook as an innovator, visit Cleantech Group’s market intelligence platform i3 and search for CarbonCure.
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The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.
CarbonCure is leading a global mission to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment, using recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process of the world's most abundant man-made material: concrete. The CarbonCure Technology is being used by more than 100 concrete producers across North America to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. The company is a recognized leader in the growing industry of CO2-utilization, which is expected to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030. CarbonCure is one of 10 finalists in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, and is a proud portfolio company of Breakthrough Energy Ventures.