Industry Government Partnership Boosts Canadian Clean Tech’s Reach

| April 20, 2017

 San Jose, CA – CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc., recently welcomed The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose, California, for a demonstration of CarbonCure’s world-leading carbon utilization technology.  

A. Jandris is the local masonry producer partner for CarbonCure in New England.

During the demonstration, both companies communicated the importance of responding to today’s market needs — by taking a leadership position in developing innovative, low-carbon solutions, and thereby building a greener and cleaner environment, while acting as catalysts for job growth.

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology captures and converts greenhouse gases into nano-sized materials designed to make concrete stronger and greener.

CarbonCure’s technology ties in perfectly with Canada’s vision of promoting innovative, scalable, clean technologies with export potential. The 2017 Canadian federal budget has prioritized the growth of clean technology companies like CarbonCure.

“The world is moving towards cleaner technologies; I am proud that innovative Canadian entrepreneurs like CarbonCure are expanding internationally, creating jobs, and putting Canadian know-how on the map in major markets like California,” said Minister McKenna.

CarbonCure’s technology is unique in that it reduces greenhouse gases while also providing significant economic benefits to concrete producers. The technology is currently installed in nearly 50 concrete plants across North America. CarbonCure’s retrofit technology sources carbon dioxide emissions from local industrial emitters and converts the greenhouse gas into nano-sized minerals to make concrete stronger and greener. These production and environmental benefits provide producers a competitive advantage to better meet the changing needs of customers while transitioning to a low-carbon future.

Carbon dioxide supplied to Central Concrete is sourced from a nearby CO2 capture plant of The Linde Group, a multinational industrial gases and engineering company.

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With support from the Canadian federal government, and leading multinational partners such as The Linde Group, CarbonCure is leading the formation of this new innovative carbon utilization industry. Carbon utilization technologies, such as CarbonCure’s, can help the world transition to a low-carbon economy today. In the future, such technologies could open up new markets worth $1 trillion, and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 15% by the year 2030 (Source: Global CO2 Initiative, 2017).

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