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Prince William visits Durham University spinout Low Carbon Materials

His Royal Highness made a visit to Earthshot Prize 2022 Finalist Low Carbon Materials (LCM) to learn more about how they create their innovative, low-carbon construction materials.


Prince William visits Low Carbon Materials, a spin out of Durham University.
Prince William visits Low Carbon Materials, a spin out of Durham University.

LCM spun out of Durham University in 2019, and was born out of a desire shared by scientists and co-founders Dr Natasha Boulding, Scott Bush and Dr Phil Buckley, to develop materials that could be easily and widely used to positively impact the environment by reducing carbon emissions and reimagining the way materials should be made.


The company has gone on to receive an array of awards and nominations, most notably as a finalist in the Fix Our Climate category for The Earthshot Prize, which was founded by Prince William.

During the visit, Prince William also toured the facilities and used LCM’s technology to experience how easily their new product, ACLA®, a carbon negative gravel like material, can be easily incorporated into a standard mix - resulting in net zero asphalt - decarbonising our roads.


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