CALGARY, ALTA. — Low carbon construction just got a boost in Alberta.
ZS2 Technologies has received a $2.6 million grant to develop air capture technology to permanently sequester CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it into high performance cement building materials, reads a news release.
The grant was awarded by Sustainable Development and Technology Canada.
“Traditional cement production has a huge environmental impact when it comes to GHG emissions. ZS2 Technologies is using waste products from extractive industries as feedstock for a cement alternative,” said Leah Lawrence, president and CEO of Sustainable Development and Technology Canada, in a statement.
ZS2 was named one of the Top 60 Milestone 1 companies worldwide in the $100 million Carbon Removal XPRIZE funded by the Musk Foundation.