A UCLA team led by Guarav Sant, professor of civil and environmental engineering, received top of the fold font page coverage in LA Times regarding their quest to win. The NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize is an international competition based on the concept of taking carbon dioxide emissions from industrial facilities and turning them into something practical and profitable. The winning team will receive a $7.5 million prize.
Sant’s team has invented a way to store CO2 in concrete, the world’s most widely used construction material. Emily Carter, executive vice chancellor and provost, was quoted about the compelling nature of incentive prize competitions and their importance for creating change.