Department Of Energy Awards $39 Million To Ten Universities And Other Labs To Develop Carbon-Storing Buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Monday that it was awarding $39 million in grants for 18 projects that will focus on developing materials and design and construction techniques that can turn buildings into net carbon storage structures.

The awards – the majority of which went to research universities – are part of DOE’s Harnessing Emissions into Structures Taking Inputs from the Atmosphere (HESTIA) program, which supports research on how to design and build structures that will be net carbon negative during their construction.

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Note: The UW–Madison team was awarded $2.25M to develop carbon-negative ready-mix concrete building components through direct air capture.