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NBA Legend Rick Fox’s Next Act: Green Concrete Entrepreneur
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NBA Legend Rick Fox’s Next Act: Green Concrete Entrepreneur

"Fox wants to do something about those emissions with his startup, Partanna Global Inc. He’s the co-founder and chief executive officer of the company, which has offices in the Bahamas. They make concrete by swapping out cement for a proprietary mix containing blast-furnace slag from steel-making, or materials with similar properties, such as volcanic ash. Then they add brine, which is fluid waste from desalination plants, and aggregate, or crushed rocks. The process requires no fossil-fuel burning or analogous emissions from cooking limestone, the company says. Once set, the material absorbs some CO2, flipping the cement equation on its head."

Windfall Bio Raises $28 Million to Scale Methane-Eating-Microbe Industrial Emissions Solution
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Windfall Bio Raises $28 Million to Scale Methane-Eating-Microbe Industrial Emissions Solution

"Founded in 2022, California-based Windfall Bio provides a nature-based solution to capture methane emissions and transform it into organic fertilizer. The company’s solution utilizes methanotrophs, naturally occurring soil methane eating microbes, or “mems,” that capture methane from any source, along with nitrogen from the air, to produce bioavailable nutrients for plants, enabling industries ranging from agriculture and oil and gas to waste management to reduce their emissions footprint, while providing farmers with the ability to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact."

Funds awarded to assist Xe-100 deployment in the UK
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Funds awarded to assist Xe-100 deployment in the UK

"The two companies also announced a partnership with Kier Group, a leading UK provider of construction and infrastructure services, to support constructability and supply chain analyses. Kier joins steel producer and engineer Sheffield Forgemasters and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) to support X-energy and Cavendish in completing the scope outlined in their FNEF proposal. The companies' goal is for 80% of the value of the Xe-100 projects to flow to UK firms."

US Steel plant in Indiana to host a $150M carbon capture experiment
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US Steel plant in Indiana to host a $150M carbon capture experiment

"CarbonFree’s proprietary SkyCycle technology will essentially treat the steelmaking facility as a provider of raw materials, Keighly said. The company will combine the carbon it captures from blast furnace gas with the calcium it extracts from slag, a byproduct of the steelmaking process. The result is calcium carbonate, an ingredient used in everything from chemicals and construction materials to foods and cosmetics."

Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air
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Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air

"One challenge for all these approaches is determining exactly how much CO2 the decarbonated water absorbs and at what rate, figures that are critical for selling carbon credits to companies looking to offset their emissions. To avoid that uncertainty, Equatic plans to pipe its CO2-stripped seawater to the top of a 13-meter-high cooling tower and drop it through the air, where it absorbs atmospheric CO2 in a way that can be precisely measured before it is returned to the ocean."

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