Berkenfeld Joins Carbon Upcycling Board 

Carbon Upcycling Technologies, a decarbonization and carbon capture and utilization solution for hard-to-abate industries, announced Steven Berkenfeld as the new chair of its board.

Steven Berkenfeld

Since retiring from investment banking in 2019, Berkenfeld has focused on working with early-stage climate tech and sustainability companies as president of Ecotopia Consulting. Currently, he serves as chief strategy officer at Brightcore Energy and on multiple corporate boards, notably as chair of Svante’s board. He previously chaired the board of the Sierra Club Foundation and is currently on the board of The Clean Fight and Green City Force.

“Carbon Upcycling is helping heavy industry decarbonize while providing the cement industry with an important lever to improve supply chain optionality and decouple cement production from fossil fuel use” said Carbon Upcycling’s Co-founder and CEO Apoorv Sinha. “As we continue to scale our technology and global footprint, we are thrilled to have Steven Berkenfeld join our board. Steven’s deep expertise and dedication to fostering cleantech companies will be invaluable as we continue on our mission of becoming the most impactful CarbonTech company of this decade and beyond.”

Berkenfeld’s extensive financial experience includes senior roles at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, where he led initiatives in environmental and social impact banking, cleantech, and private equity investing. He holds a doctorate from Columbia Law School and a bachelor’s from Cornell University.

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