Green ICT

We are happy to announce that we have received funding by the Norway Grants “Green ICT” programme carried out by Enterprise Estonia.

Project name

CO2-negative concrete as a sustainable and scalable building material

The goal of the project

The goal of the project is to create a technological solution that turns CO2 into valuable sustainable carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for making CO2 negative concrete with enhanced mechanical properties. The project has potential to add a new, innovative process to the carbon intensive construction sector.

Read more about the project HERE


SafeRock AS

Project progress

As part of this project, CNTs will be tested, and a scalable pilot reactor unit will be designed and built. The testing will be done by the project’s partner SafeRock, who tests carbon nanotubes in its patented geopolymer concrete. Based on SafeRock’s feedback, UP Catalyst will conduct physical characterization analyses of nanotubes. Project period is from 01.05.2022 until 30.04.2023.

Project funding

Total budget of the project is 400 800 euros, which is supported by Norway Grants “Green ICT” programme for the amount of 200 000 euros.

Contact us

Einar Karu, PhD

Project Manager