Archive Tag: Greenhouse Gases

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.

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The capture of carbon dioxide and conversion into commercial products, such as fuel or construction materials, has the potential to become a new global industry, according to a study published in Nature conducted by researchers from UCLA, University of Oxford and five other institutions. The study is the most comprehensive report of its kind investigating the future scale and cost of 10 methods to use carbon dioxide. 

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The LA County Chief Sustainability Office released a “Discussion Draft” of the first-ever county sustainability plan entitled “OurCounty” on Friday, April 5. The plan seeks to equitably address a range of sustainability challenges facing Los Angeles County including energy use, water sourcing, transportation infrastructure, workforce development, housing, and air quality. 

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