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Teele Niidas May 5, 2022

Press Release – UP Catalyst and SafeRock start developing the next generation sustainable concrete from carbon materials

Estonian technology start-up UP Catalyst and Norwegian start-up SafeRock joined forces in the Norway Grants „Green ICT“ programme carried out by Enterprise Estonia to start producing CO2 negative concrete with enhanced mechanical properties. The project, which secured a €400k grant for the first phase development, has the potential to add a new, innovative process to […]
Press Release – UP Catalyst secures €1.59 million to turn CO2 into graphite
Teele Niidas March 11, 2022

Press Release – UP Catalyst secures €1.59 million to turn CO2 into graphite

A EIT RawMaterials-supported project consortium specialising in energy storage development has launched a two-year pilot program to design and build a scalable shipping container synthesis reactor that is capable of transforming CO2 emissions into graphite, a mineral now classified by the EU as a critical raw material, and various carbon nanomaterials. The innovative project called […]
TOP 10 battery manufacturers to use sustainable carbon nanomaterials to level up their production in 2022
Ioanna Stavropoulou January 24, 2022

TOP 10 battery manufacturers to use sustainable carbon nanomaterials to level up their production in 2022

  The rapidly increasing carbon emissions are the main cause of climate change and global warming. Annual global emissions of CO2 amount up to 40 billion tonnes, out of which a significant  share comes from the transport sector and from fossil fuel combustion. The threat is undeniable and the adoption of electric vehicles appears to be […]
Are electric cars really better for the environment?
Teele Niidas December 10, 2021

Are electric cars really better for the environment?

Electric cars are clearly at the frontier of next-generation mobility – an image widely curated by Tesla. We have entered the decade where the electric car numbers are set to hit 145 million by the end of 2030, and this is even a modest assumption according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). After entering commercial […]
Press Release – UP Catalyst co-founder will join European Space Agency for a research on oxygen generation on Mars
Teele Niidas August 17, 2021

Press Release – UP Catalyst co-founder will join European Space Agency for a research on oxygen generation on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) and National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics (NICPB) in Estonia have signed a partnership agreement for investigating the electrochemical splitting of CO2 for carbon and oxygen production in Mars conditions. The agreement comes at an exciting time where the race for human exploration of Mars has been so far split […]