UCLA Comes to AltaSea!
AltaSea is off to a great start in 2022 with the welcome addition of UCLA to our campus. Beginning in February, the Institute for Carbon Management (ICM) in UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering will bring their carbon capture technology to AltaSea. ICM has developed a transformational carbon dioxide removal process that leverages the power and scale of the world’s oceans. Their process uses renewable electricity to convert the carbon dioxide naturally dissolved in seawater into inert, solid carbonates and hydroxides, thereby ensuring energy efficient and permanent carbon dioxide removal. ICM’s mission is to translate carbon management technologies from the bench to the near-commercial prototype scale. With this mission in mind and a focus on making a practical impact in the next 10-to-15 years, ICM pursues topics related to carbon dioxide removal and utilization and expanding the supply of critical materials that are required to support the energy transition. We are happy to welcome the team from ICM led by director Dr. Gaurav Sant and joined by core members Dr. David Jassby and Dr. Dante Simonetti.