CO₂Concrete economically reduces global carbon emissions by converting CO₂ from hard-to-decarbonize industries into low-carbon CO₂Concrete™ products.
Market:CO₂Concrete offers heavy industry (e.g., power plants and cement kilns) a revenue-positive pathway to reduce their CO₂ emissions, while providing concrete producers the ability to manufacture unique low-carbon CO₂Concrete™ products. The impact of the technology is conditioned by the global concrete market (TAM: over 20 billion tons produced and $920 billion revenue). The initial segment of prefabricated concrete products that CO₂Concrete aims to target comprises $9 billion within the USA.
Technology:CO₂Concrete’s pioneering technology cost-effectively manufactures ready-to-use concrete components (e.g., blocks, beams, and slabs) that feature an embodied carbon intensity (eCI) up to 75% lower than their traditional concrete counterparts. The technology’s major breakthrough lies in the ability to directly use flue gases while operating at near-ambient pressure and temperatures. This breakthrough enables unprecedented cost savings and CO₂ uptake efficiency compared to comparable technologies.
- Produces industry compliant concrete products
- Smaller CO₂ footprint than conventional concrete
- Permanently converts CO₂ into a solid
- Easily integrates into emissions sources
- Lowest cost of CO₂ mineralization technologies
- Field Demonstration
- Enhanced carbonation and carbon sequestration in cementitious binders; WO2016061251A1 (2014-10-15)
- Efficient integration of manufacturing of upcycled concrete product into power plants; US20190177220A1 (2016-10-26)
- Upcycled CO₂-negative concrete product for use in construction; WO2018081308A1 (2016-10-26)
- Turning Carbon into Concrete Could Win UCLA Team a Climate Victory — and $7.5 Million | Los Angeles Times
- CO₂Concrete Technology selected as Innovation for Cool Earth Forum’s (ICEF’s) Top 10 Innovations of 2018 | ICEF
- Researchers Are Trying to Find a Solution to Cut Concrete’s Carbon Emissions | National Public Radio (NPR)
- How Microstructure and Pore Moisture Affect Strength Gain in Portlandite-Enriched Composites That Mineralize CO₂ | American Chemical Society Sustainable Chem (ACS)
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