Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

DATE: MAY 13, 2021

BRAND LAUNCHES NEW PLANTER MADE FROM CAPTURED CO2 EMISSIONS

A Laguna Beach-based consumer brand, Vessel, is now offering a signature planter that uses materials made from captured carbon emissions.

The company sells numerous products made from concrete, including planters, soap dishes, and coasters. Vessel’s new Waves Planter boasts a sleek design and a functional drainage base. Its concrete blend is designed to have a net-negative carbon impact and the company also invests in innovative carbon-removal projects to offset any carbon emissions caused by their operations.

Kayvon Hosseini, co-founder of Vessel explains why he and his co-founder, Danny Pan, started Vessel, “We wanted to connect climate innovators with consumers to create demand for breakthrough climate technologies. Each purchase supports the development of climate innovations to scale and make a sizable impact.” 

They began working with Carbon Upcycling Technologies, an Alberta-based carbon utilization company and an X-Factor Winner in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Carbon Upcycling produces a concrete additive that has the ability to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 25% through the use of carbon utilization and cement replacement. Vessel is also a partner of Expedition Air, Carbon Upcycling’s consumer-facing brand.

Vessel’s mission is to create a novel market for beautiful concrete goods that support innovative climate solutions. Its products bring together elegant design with real impact, creating demand for carbon removal technologies while sharing the message that concrete, one of the biggest sources of emissions, could be made more sustainable.

“8% of global CO2 emissions are caused by concrete production. The construction industry doesn't have immediate plans to decarbonize, so supporting climate innovators like Carbon Upcycling provides a real pathway towards meeting global climate goals”, says Pan.

The Waves Planter, and other Vessel products, are available on the company’s website as well as on Expedition Air’s eCommerce site.

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For media enquiries, contact Madison Savilow, Expedition Air, madison@expeditionair.today, (403) 862-3712

  • Vessel can be found on Instagram
  • Expedition Air can be found on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Carbon Upcycling Technologies (“CUT”) was formed to use the pollution of today to build the materials of tomorrow by converting CO2 gas into solid products. CUT sells advanced solid products derived from greenhouse emissions and cheaply available solids. Since 2014, CUT has scaled its ability to capture CO2 emissions from point sources, such as power plants, by over a million times. Through its portfolio of CO2-derived solid nanoparticles, CUT has technically validated its solutions for use in the plastics, coatings, epoxy, adhesives, concrete, lithium-ion battery, pharmaceutical industries, and consumer products. 
  • The NRG Cosia Carbon XPRIZE is a $20M prize in which competitors develop breakthrough technologies to convert CO₂ emissions into usable products.