In a world where human and industry activities keep steering climate change, a Rutgers startup aims to make cement manufacturing carbon-neutral while decreasing CO2 emissions. “Our technology can accomplish two important climate change initiatives: decarbonization of cement and concrete as well as carbon removal,” said Daniel Kopp, the co-founder of Queens Carbon, who received his undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree in engineering from Rutgers. The method patented by Queens Carbon, co-founded by School of Engineering Distinguished Professor Richard Riman and entrepreneur David Gersholowitz, is based on technology invented by Kopp and Riman as part of Kopp’s doctoral thesis while working in Riman’s lab. It uses hydrothermal technology that allows for a 1,000oC reduction in the heat required to produce cement, which decreases CO2 emission. To read the full story.