Made of Air is a radical new biochar-based material designed to combat climate change. Made of 90% atmospheric carbon, our material is a sustainable alternative for use in construction, interiors, furniture and more.
Made of Air can significantly reduce the CO² footprint of buildings and help real estate developers, architects and cities achieve
their climate targets.
Regulations are now demanding lower carbon footprints in the built environment, and densification has created scarcity for building sites in urban areas. In C40 Cities, real estate developers must meet the demand for climate positive strategies in order to win the right to build.
In September 2018, 19 cities signed up to the C40 Cities climate target for Net Zero Carbon in all new buildings by 2030.
Traditional construction materials have very high embodied CO² emissions, rendering our impending urbanisation unsustainable.
So how will these cities meet their climate targets?
A New Carbon Economy
A shift is happening in materials away from fossil carbon. This new economy uses the problem of CO2 as a resource, applying captured carbon to products in existing markets. It is a circular economy, but involving a much larger circle: the carbon loop.
By 2050, we will need to house 2 billion more people. Building the way we do now will emit so much CO2 that it will blow our carbon budget in materials alone.
Made of Air's material sequesters existing CO2 directly from the air, which corresponds with the IPCC's recent report calling for the reduction of existing atmospheric CO2 by 2050.
Made of Air's products form a whole new class of materials that aren't just fit for purpose but have a crucial new requirement: they perform against climate change.
Carbon Capture & Use (CCU)
Construction materials make up around 40% of our global manufactured goods. Up to 50% of a building's life carbon is in it's materials.
Linking a material with negative CO2 emissions to the construction industry means that building for the next 2 billion people no longer drains our carbon budget, but instead becomes an environmental act.