In April 2016, a team of biotechnology and engineering professors at the University of Colorado Boulder responded to a Department of Defense call for proposals related to engineered living materials – and the seed of what would become Prometheus Materials was sown.
While the team developed a product that satisfied the DOD requirements, they imagined a world in which their technology could not only make an impact in the civilian world but also potentially shift the course of climate change. By harnessing microalgae to be used as a living building material, they constructed a replacement for traditional portland cement. In 2021, Prometheus Materials was founded. Our concrete alternative is currently in commercial production.