The Breakthrough Energy Foundation has announced research by Wil Srubar is being recognized with a fellows award to support the development of cutting-edge climate technologies.
The foundation, a climate and sustainability organization created by Bill Gates, seeks to promote net zero energy solutions.
Srubar, an associate professor who has conducted major research into biomimetic and living materials, has developed an algae-based form of concrete, which has significant potential to drastically reduce environmental pollution caused by construction activities around the globe.
Concrete accounts for over seven percent of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions.
The fellowship award is for his lab and spinout company, Minus Materials.