Solidia applies decade of CO2 utilization R&D to charter dry cast line

Sources: Solidia Technologies, San Antonio, Texas; CP staff

Solidia Technologies plans a Q3 2024 start for its first concrete production line, configured in an existing 53,000-sq.-ft. building at Alamo Junction in Elmendorf, Texas—near the company’s new San Antonio headquarters. The operation will produce pavers and other concrete units using Solidia Cement, a pioneering technology credited with dramatically reducing (≥ 50 percent) the carbon footprint associated with conventional binders, plus a companion, carbon dioxide-based curing process. The combination yields products at or near design strength in hours versus days, and averts efflorescence formation to which conventional concrete masonry units are prone. 

“The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility represents another significant milestone for Solidia, allowing us to independently produce concrete materials for the building industry using our revolutionary process,” says Senior Commercial Director Devin Patten. “It’s the culmination of years of investment to not only develop our technology but to do so in the right way that ensures optimal quality and higher performance.” 

“In designing and building this facility, we’re partnering with industry-leading equipment providers and engineering firms to implement the highest-quality, most-efficient processes in keeping with the innovation of our product line,” adds Senior Director of Operations Fred Dunand. “The plant will have built-in flexibility to produce a range of Solidia technology-driven products, with the versatility to accommodate additional products and developments down the road.”