LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Planet, a leading developer of carbon capture technology, announced today that Leonardo DiCaprio, actor, five-time Academy Award® nominee and environmental philanthropist; Daniel Tangherlini, former Administrator of the United States General Services Administration (“GSA”); and Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development have joined its newly-formed Government and Policy Advisory Board.
Brent Constantz, Blue Planet’s founder and CEO, commented on the formation of the advisory board, saying: “Bringing these leaders together to advise the company will guide our important initiatives with world governments. We encourage policies that promote carbon mitigation technology on a massive scale. We welcome the expertise, passion and unique platforms that Leo, Daniel and Durwood bring to the company. I look forward to working closely with them.”
Blue Planet’s carbon mitigation techniques capture industrial carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and factories, and transforms it into concrete materials for commercial and residential construction, where it will remain permanently sequestered. This technique gives a new purpose to otherwise poisonous manmade pollutants.
“Our world faces a very grim future if we do not begin to turn back from our current path of climate change,” said Mr. DiCaprio. “Innovative technologies like those developed by Blue Planet are integral to the adoption of scalable solutions in every area of our economy. I am proud to help this incredible company bring about a more sustainable future for our planet.”
With his appointment as an advisor, and through a personal investment, Mr. DiCaprio is deepening his existing relationship with the company. He previously collaborated on the development of a documentary film “Biomimicry,” which highlighted the importance of carbon capture technologies, including those developed by Blue Planet.
Commenting on his addition to the advisory board, Mr. Tangherlini said, “Real sustainability and conservation are achieved by taking a waste product, particularly a harmful one, and putting it to productive, economic use. Blue Planet’s process does just that. It takes one of the most serious problems we face and turns it into materials we can use to rebuild our infrastructure.”
As the administrator U.S. GSA, Mr. Tangherlini oversaw and helped bring sustainability to the all federal facilities, worldwide. This represents the largest commercial real estate portfolio in the country. Prior to his leadership of GSA, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the United States Department of Treasury where he managed the federal balance sheet.
Mr. Zaelke stated, “It’s not possible to keep the Planet safe without aggressive carbon removal, nor to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement to ensure no net climate emissions by mid-century and maximum warming of 1.5° C above pre-Industrial levels.”
An international environmental policy leader, co-lead author of the leading law school text book on International Environmental Law & Policy, Mr. Zaelke’s research and writing currently focus on the need for fast climate mitigation, and carbon removal.
About Blue Planet Ltd.
Blue Planet is the next generation carbon capture company, having a globally scalable process to prevent carbon dioxide from power plants and cement plants from entering Earth’s atmosphere by converting it into concrete. The company’s early rapid deployment strategy utilizes a modular construction method, resulting in profitable building material operations at carbon dioxide emitters that results in carbon neutral concrete.