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Carbon upcycling company named AcceliCITY resilience track champion

The company, which converts CO2 gas into solid products, has been working since the start of the pandemic to develop a novel filtration material using CO2-embedded additives.

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CUT turns today's pollution into tomorrow's materials
CUT turns today's pollution into tomorrow's materials

A company that was formed to use the pollution of today to build the materials of tomorrow by converting CO2 gas into solid products has been named Resiliency Track Champion in Leading Cities’ 2020 AcceliCITY competition.

 

Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) wins $25,000 and is fast-tracked to the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finals, which will determine the winner of the $100,000 cash prize to be announced on 22 October in a virtual award ceremony.

 

Addressing urban challenges

 

AcceliCITY is a global competition that seeks to find entrepreneurs who have developed smart city solutions that address a range of challenges in urban environments.

 

The Resiliency Track, made possible by specialist insurer QBE, focused on sourcing and vetting solutions from around the world that create resiliency by addressing the pandemic and a city’s reaction to such threats.

 

Through its portfolio of CO2-derived solid nanoparticles, CUT has technically validated its solutions for use in plastics, coatings, epoxy, adhesives, concrete, lithium-ion battery, pharmaceutical industries, and consumer products.

 

“Carbon Upcycling has done what some may have never thought possible – it has demonstrated the upmost resourcefulness by transforming the threatening presence of carbon emissions into an environmentally positive resource for halting the spread of Covid-19,” said Mike Lake, president and CEO, Leading Cities.

 

Leading Cities said CUT has proven its dedication to enabling resiliency by adapting its environmentally sustainable solution to combat the Covid-19 crisis.

“Carbon Upcycling has demonstrated the upmost resourcefulness by transforming the threatening presence of carbon emissions into an environmentally positive resource for halting the spread of Covid-19”

Since the start of the pandemic, it has been working to develop a novel filtration material using CO2-embedded additives. With the potential to create a lighter weight, better performing mask, they are also committed to reducing the environmental impact of mask use.

 

Leading Cities is a non-profit foundation that aims to improve global sustainability, resiliency and quality of life by helping cities transform by developing smart and resilient city ecosystems. It serves on numerous local and international governing bodies including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and G20.

 

In July, SmartCitiesWorld announced a media partnership with Leading Cities to support initiatives such as AcceliCITY and AcceliGOV.

 

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