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Solidia Technologies Surpasses Four Million Kilograms of Carbon Impact in Cement and Concrete

John Jannarone

Emissions reduction in cement production and capture of CO2,
equal to 24% of cement mass during concrete curing, reduces carbon
footprint up to 70%

PISCATAWAY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CO2?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CO2lt;/agt;–The carbon impact of Solidia
Technologies®
cement and concrete has surpassed four
million kilograms (8.8 million lbs) through the combination of emissions
reduction and carbon capture achieved during production. Solidia’s
technology allows for a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions (245 kg) in the production of cement. Coupled with the capture
of an additional 240 kg of CO2 during the CO2-curing
process in concrete, equal to 24% of the cement mass, Solidia’s systems
can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete by up to 70%.


“We’re proud to celebrate Earth Day with a measurable and proven impact
on the environment, while offering meaningful value to industry and with
the potential to do so much more,” said Solidia President and CEO Tom
Schuler
. “Our technology impacts both ends of the global carbon
challenge by lowering emissions and capturing and safely sequestering CO2
in an industry large enough to move the needle.”

Solidia takes a giant step that will leave a small footprint. When
applied globally, each year it will reduce:

  • the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 70%, equaling 1.5 gigatonnes
    or ~4% of the world’s CO2 emissions;
  • water usage up to 100%, avoiding the consumption of three trillion
    liters of fresh water consumed in the production of ordinary Portland
    cement (OPC)…enough to fill one million Olympic swimming pools;
  • energy consumption at cement plants equal to ~260 million barrels of
    oil (or 67 million tonnes of coal);
  • landfills by eliminating at least 100 million tonnes of concrete
    waste; and
  • emissions of mercury, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide.

Concrete is the world’s second most utilized substance, exceeded only by
the consumption of water. Over 30 billion tonnes of concrete, containing
approximately three billion tonnes of OPC, are manufactured and used
every year. Cement production is the second largest industrial CO2
polluter, representing 5 to 7% of the world’s total CO2
emissions.

Solidia transforms CO2 into a valuable global commodity. Within
five years, Solidia’s need for CO2 will more than double the
existing CO2 market.

Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional
concretes, Solidia Concrete™ products are higher performing, cost less
to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours. Solidia is introducing
Artificial Intelligence into concrete production, an industry first that
dramatically upgrades process and quality control.

“We are scaling technologies that will bring one of the world’s oldest
and largest industries into the 21st century,” explained
Schuler. “Our higher-performing, aesthetically enhanced products solve
problems that plague the industry, on top of a superior sustainability
profile. The industry will pivot to Solidia because we have made
adopting sustainable innovation smart business with measured and proven
value and impact.”

Based in Piscataway, N.J. (USA), Solidia’s investors include Kleiner
Perkins Caufield & Byers
Bright
Capital
BASFBPLafargeHolcimTotal
Energy Ventures
Oil
and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments
Air
Liquide
Bill
Joy
 and other private investors. Follow Solidia Technologies at www.solidiatech.com
and on LinkedIn,
YouTube
and Twitter: @SolidiaCO2.

Contacts

Ellen Yui, 301-332-4135
ellenyui@yuico.com