MCi’s Chief Operations Officer Sophia Hamblin Wang has just landed in Glasgow for an historic meeting of the world’s political, business and scientific leaders at COP26.
Sophia has 50 low carbon cement bricks with her that are made with MCi’s technology which accelerates the Earth’s natural weathering process from millions of years down to minutes. MCi’s technology platform takes carbon emissions and locks them away permanently in the form of raw materials used for a wide range of building products, industrial, commercial and consumer products.
Making the low carbon cement bricks in MCi’s pilot plant in Newcastle was the easy part.
Getting them from Newcastle to Canberra in time for their international flight to Glasgow amid COVID border closures was, well, not easy.
Our Chief Technology Officer Mark left Newcastle before dawn with our precious – but hardy – cargo, meeting our CEO Marcus in the only post code they could both visit without quarantining - the roadstop at Sutton Forest near Sydney.
Arriving at the Canberra airport and clearing customs (of course!) the MCi bricks flew off to Glasgow. Now with Sophia they are ready to impress the world at the Australian exhibit in the COP26 Pavilion from Monday. If you’re in Glasgow, pop in and say hi to Sophia and see our cement bricks and our plasterboard, which were carbon dioxide just last week.
Oh, and keep an eye out for which world leaders might be carrying an MCi cement brick around the conference!