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Earthshot Prize Finalist

We are delighted to announce LCM is an Earthshot Prize Finalist in the 'Fix Our Climate' category!

What is the Earthshot Prize?

It is the world’s most prestigious environmental prize, established in 2020 by HRH Prince William and The Royal Foundation to discover, accelerate, and scale ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet. The scheme recognises accomplished entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading ground breaking solutions to the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.

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low carbon materials founders natasha boulding, scott bush, and phil buckley

“Until now, construction has been one of the hardest industries to decarbonise. With LCM, that could all change. We’ve turned concrete net zero and now we need the world to start using it. We’re so excited to be a Finalist of The Earthshot Prize and to be recognised for our work to fix our climate.”

Natasha Boulding
CEO, Low Carbon Materials
low carbon materials founders natasha boulding, scott bush, and phil buckley

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Listen to HRH Prince Andrew as he announces the Finalists in The Earthshot Prize 2022.

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Congratulations to the Earthshot Prize Winners!

On behalf of LCM, I want to say a huge congratulations to all the Earthshot Prize winners - across all of the 5 categories. What an amazing achievement and so well deserved by all. It’s been truly humbling to have spent time with the other finalists and getting to know everyone. 

Being announced as an Earthshot Prize finalist has been such an exhilarating experience for everyone at LCM, it has resulted in some truly outstanding developments. 

In a short space of time, it has thrust our purpose-driven start-up onto a global stage - which has helped us enormously to raise awareness of the environmental issues we seek to address, helping us to educate and inform mass audiences, and illustrate how the built environment can change for the better through science-led innovations such as ours.

We have been overwhelmed by the support, positivity, all-around amazing tributes, and the media attention LCM has received.  

We'd like to say thank you to HRH Prince William for not only creating a prize that helps to find and grow impactful solutions, but also inspires future generations to repair our planet - this decade. 

Our thank you also extends to The Earthshot Prize Team who are incredible and so supportive, and to everyone who has been part of our journey. 

Lastly, thank you to the ever expanding LCM team - it’s been a busy but exciting period for us, especially having just moved into a new, much larger facility this week, everyone has really pulled together and risen to the challenge in what is an extremely fast paced environment. 

Climate change is the greatest challenge we face - we need to move faster to meet vital targets. It’s no longer a case of when it’s going to impact us - it is already impacting us. 

We pledge to always make the right decision and keep innovating for the planet.

Dr. Natasha Boulding, CEO and Cofounder, Low Carbon Materials

We thank the following organisations for their support:

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northstar ventures logo
department for business energy and industrial energy logo
university of cambridge institute for sustainability leadership logo
innovate uk logo
creative destruction lab logo
holcim accelerator logo
centre for process innovation (CPI) logo
sci logo
royal society of chemistry logo
tech nation logo
durham city incubator logo
business durham logo
wsp logo
durham university logo
adopter logo
northern accelerator logo

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