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Sharing the vision

A huge part of the transition to a low-carbon world is to make known technologies and solutions like ours. 

As we build the foundations of a future that makes low-carbon, sustainable development the gold standard, we need voices to share the story, give hope, and let people know that change is not just possible; it's here.

Our story

We started on Mars. Find out why we came back to Earth.

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Partners and awards 

See who we work with and the recognition we’ve earned.

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Read answers to questions we’re often asked.

Our team

Meet the people working on global industrial decarbonisation

Press releases

17 October 2023

Media release |  Aspiring Materials' co-founders Dr Allan Scott and Dr Christopher Oze named as Breakthrough Energy Fellows (PDF)

Aspiring Materials has been recognised as one of the “next generation of world changing ideas” by Breakthrough Energy, a innovation accelerator organisation founded by Bill Gates.

06 October 2023

Media release |  Musk Foundation’s XPRIZE funds a short film featuring NZ-based Aspiring Materials and their promising carbon removal technology (PDF)

Aspiring Materials is one of 10 global start ups to be selected to feature in a short film as part of the bigger 4 year long global XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition, where the grand prize winner stands to win US$50M.

26 September 2023

Media release |  Motion Capital leads successful capital raise of $1.5M for sustainable carbon removal innovators Aspiring Materials. (PDF)

Motion Capital, a new NZ-based venture capital firm founded by Lachlan Nixon, has led an investment of $1.5M to progress Aspiring Materials' scale-up from lab to pilot-plant phase.  


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Aspiring Materials in the media

23 October 2023

Stuff | The ordinary rock we drive on holds a planet-saving secret

It’s used as cheap gravel on roads, but the unassuming rock olivine could also clean up factories and suck a greenhouse gas from the air. Stuff's Forever Project looks at how this low value rock could hold the secret to how we decarbonise heavy industries. 

20 October 2023

RNZ |  Kiwi start-up accepted into global sustainability programme

Our CEO Mark Chadderton talks with Todd Zaner on RNZ Nights programme about why Aspiring Materials' stands apart from all other available carbon sequestration technologies.

18 October 2023

BusinessDesk |  Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy backs Aspiring Materials (paywalled)

The founders of a Christchurch startup developing carbon sequestration technology have been named as fellows for Breakthrough Energy, an initiative started by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

06 October 2023

BusinessDesk |  Elon Musk spotlight on Christchurch carbon capture tech (paywalled)

Aspiring Materials is just one of 10 global start ups to be profiled in a short film funded by the Musk Foundation's XPRIZE accelerator platform Carbon Removal competition.

22 September 2023

Dynamo Energy Hub  |  Aspiring Materials selected as one of 10 'cutting edge cleantech' businesses set to revolutionise the energy industry.

The fourth annual whitepaper 'Cleantech Innovation, Collaboration, and Climate Action', by Dynamo Energy Hub and UBS, profiles Aspiring Materials' mineralisation process potential for industrial decarbonisation. 

20 June 2023 |  PepsiCo announces winners of inaugural APAC Greenhouse Accelerator Program

Selected as just one of two New Zealand start ups to join the PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator program (APAC region), Aspiring Materials joins a four-month business optimisation program to accelerate their growth.

11 October 2022

TVNZ |  Breakfast News

Our work on olivine and climate-change technology is featured on the  morning news program (time stamp 41:30).

11 April 2022  |  Meet the Competitors in the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal

Aspiring Materials is honored to to be selected by XPRIZE as one of its Carbon Removal Top 60, "a group of the most promising carbon removal teams and solutions in the competition so far."

21 March 2022

18 June 2018

TEDx Occidental College  |  Changing the concrete paradigm

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