CarbonBuilt's core technology emerged out of the Institute for Carbon Management at the University of California, Los Angeles . Led by third-generation civil engineer Gaurav Sant, the UCLA team demonstrated that dilute CO2 streams such as those from industrial emissions could be cost-effectively converted into concrete using widely available low-cost and low-carbon materials.
In early 2021, the UCLA CarbonBuilt team was awarded the prestigious NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the grand prize in five year long global contest designed to foster and fund the development of breakthrough technologies that convert CO₂ emissions into usable products.
The following month, CarbonBuilt was one of just six companies to secure a carbon purchase removal contract from Stripe in its second year of making such commitments. Based on its analysis of Stripe and Microsoft’s 2020 and 2021 carbon removal purchases, the non-profit CarbonPlan rated CarbonBuilt as best-in-class within the concrete mineralization space.
Today, CarbonBuilt is partnering with concrete product manufacturers to grow their top line while significantly increasing profitability, all enabled by the production of low carbon products using CarbonBuilt’s technology.