Bright SCIdea winner announced as Earthshot Prize finalist

4 November 2022


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UK based science led construction company, Low Carbon Materials (LCM) is one of three international finalists in The Earthshot Prize Fix Our Climate category 2022.

LCM’s CEO and Co-founder Natasha Boulding, along with team mates Phil Buckley (CFO/COO) and Scott Bush (CTO), won SCI’s own flagship challenge Bright SCIdea in 2019 with their original idea for Plastech Innovation (now LCM). LCM is shaping the green construction sector with its science-based, lower carbon, new-age building material OSTO®.

OSTO is a carbon-negative lightweight aggregate for concrete produced out of waste and by-products. It is a game-changer for the construction industry, which currently makes up to 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. The product works by making traditional carbon-intensive blocks carbon-zero, thereby reducing their environmental impact.

All 15 Earthshot Prize finalists announced by HRH Prince William today are recognised as an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and innovators spearheading groundbreaking solutions to the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.

Since winning the Bright SCIdea challenge in 2019, Natasha has inspired other entrants and even took part in COP26 as part of SCI's panel at the landmark global event.  

Natasha Boulding, CEO and Co-founder of LCM, said:

‘To have our low-carbon, waste-based building material recognised as a formidable solution that can be scaled to reverse environmental damage and to better protect the environment is truly game-changing. This is real independent verification from the highest authority that our product has the potential to help fix our planet.’


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