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Cleantech innovation for CO2 capture moves forward through Heirloom Carbon Technologies

PCI, along with technology commercialization personnel from Columbia University and the University of British Columbia, completed a license agreement with Heirloom Carbon Technologies, a San Francisco based startup that recently announced the close of their $53M Series A financing round. Heirloom is employing natural processes to engineer cost-effective direct air capture solutions for removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The Penn licensed technology, an enhanced weathering cycle that utilizes magnesite (MgCO3) feedstock for efficient CO2 capture and removal, was developed at Penn Engineering by Jennifer Wilcox, PhD, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy and PhD graduate Noah McQueen (co-founder and now head of research at Heirloom). 

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