CarbFix core awarded at the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards ceremony

29.10.2019

A core sample from the Hellisheiði Geothermal Field, where CarbFix has been in operation since 2011, was awarded to seven cities at the sixth edition of the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards ceremony. The 2019 Awards showcased the great work in the field of climate action and focus specifically on projects that improve lives for the greatest number of people. The award was given by Michael Bloomberg, a businessman, politician, author, philanthropist and former Mayor of New York City.

The award was designed by the international architectural practice, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The award consists of an Icelandic basaltic rock with sequestrated carbon dioxide, visible as embedded white minerals. The basaltic rock is a core sample from the CarbFix site in Iceland. The base of the trophy is made from recycled stainless steel, symbolic of the drill used to retrieve the CarbFix core samples.

The Award Winners and Projects:

  • The future we want is resilient – Awarded to Medellín, Colombia for its Avenida Oriental Green Corridors
  • The future we want relies on green mobility – Awarded to Kolkata, India for its Low Carbon Commute Transition
  • The future we want runs on renewable energy – Awarded to Seoul, South Korea for its Solar City Expansion
  • The future we want engages all citizens – Awarded to Accra, Ghana for its Informal Waste Collection Expansion
  • The future we want breathes clean air – Awarded to London, UK for its Ultra-Low Emission Zone
  • The future we want requires transformative change – Awarded to San Francisco, USA for its CleanPowerSF program
  • The future we want uses green technologies – Awarded to Guangzhou, China for its Expansive Bus Electrification
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Figures: Bloomberg Philanthropies