Hicham Ghossein, Ph.D. and Uday Vaidya along with SkyNano, have been selected to receive $2M in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
From SkyNano’s recent release:
“The funding is part of the ARPA-E HESTIA program, which prioritizes overcoming barriers associated with carbon-storing buildings, including scarce, expensive and geographically limited building materials. The goal of the HESTIA program is to increase the total amount of carbon stored in buildings to create carbon sinks, which absorb more carbon from the atmosphere than released during the construction process.
This collaborative project will develop a composite panel that combines SkyNano’s CO2-negative electrochemically produced MWCNTs, Endeavor Composites’ reclaimed carbon fibers, and bio-derived natural fibers that exhibit excellent mechanical and functional properties while maintaining a carbon-negative footprint. The technology will enable interior building surfaces to be carbon negative.”