CalPortland, Fortera mark milestone in mineralized CO2 concrete binder

San Jose-based Fortera Corp. has started ReAct concrete binder processing at a facility adjacent to the CalPortland Co., Redding, Calif. cement mill. The Redding ReCarb Plant is North America’s first industrial green cement and carbon dioxide mineralization facility—and one of the largest operations in the carbon capture and use class the world over. It is equipped for annual output of…

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NRMCA Concrete Innovations Awards

Now in its second year, the program recognizes outstanding achievement in concrete design and construction. Early this month, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association selected the winners of the 2024 NRMCA Concrete Innovations Awards. Ten projects demonstrate outstanding achievements in performance even as they lower environmental impacts, such as embodied and operational carbon footprints. To help you fully understand the…

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FHWA-allied pavement interests form Reduced Carbon Concrete Consortium 

Sources: American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Ill.; CP staff The American Concrete Pavement Association, Iowa State University-hosted National Concrete Pavement Technology Center and allies have formed the Reduced Carbon Concrete Consortium (RC3) to assist state departments of transportation and other qualifying entities eyeing grants under the just-announced Federal Highway Administration Low-Carbon Transportation Materials (LCTM) program. RC3 will provide DOTs technical…

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AEC Daily hosts Heidelberg Materials course on sustainable concrete mixes

Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects-accredited on-demand course, “Mastering Sustainable Concrete: On the Road to Net Zero Construction,” to demonstrate to owners, contractors, specifiers and designers how to make structural material choices that promote decarbonization. Presented at www.aecdaily.com, the one-hour course focuses on the environmental impact of carbon emissions related to concrete, including a…

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Executives draw decarbonization, sustainability expertise link

A survey of 100 executives representing North American manufacturers or producers with annual revenues exceeding $250 million reveals major challenges for the construction materials sector to align (GHG Protocol-defined) Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions reduction strategies and widely subscribed decarbonization targets. Dallas-based environmental services provider Trinity Consultants retained Verdantix, an independent research firm with New York and London offices, to…

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Edge Materials, Cummins, PCC propel hydrogen-fueled Terex mixer

A four-party memorandum of understanding will extend recently announced Cummins Inc. and Terex Advance Mixer work toward an X15H-powered Commander Series front discharge mixer. Cloverdale, Ind. ready mixed producer Edge Materials Inc. and Kentucky green hydrogen processing specialist PCC Hydrogen Inc. (PCCH2) will team with the manufacturers to produce, trial and prove concrete mixer trucks powered by the Cummins hydrogen…

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ACI spotlights Low-Carbon Concrete Code at global climate conference

Sources: NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff  American Concrete Institute and NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete previewed ACI 323, Low-Carbon Concrete Code at (Conference of Parties) COP28, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-hosted meeting in Dubai. The soon-to-be-released document was the subject of an…

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Heidelberg Materials Sustainability course premiers on AEC Daily

Sources: Heidelberg Materials North America, Irving, Texas; CP staff Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects-accredited course, “Mastering Sustainable Concrete: on the Road to Net Zero Construction,” informing owners, contractors, specifiers and designers of structural material choices that promote decarbonization. Available on AEC Daily’s online continuing education platform and geared toward learners with intermediate knowledge,…

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Eco Material envisions 10M tons from 25-year Dakota ash harvest

Sources: Eco Material Technologies, South Jordan, Utah Eco Material Technologies and Bismarck, N.D.-based Rainbow Energy Center will invest in harvesting and beneficiation plants at the utility’s Coal Creek Station, transforming impounded bottom ash materials to construction-grade fly ash and gypsum. North Dakota’s first of their kind and Eco Material’s second such investments, the plants will have projected annual yields of…

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USGBC, RMI release “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings”

Sources: RMI, Boulder, Colo.; U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff A new report from environmental policy authority RMI and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) addresses embodied carbon emissions reduction challenges, plus actions to accelerate U.S. building construction sector decarbonization. “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings” offers recommendations or insights to better track, measure, and reduce carbon…

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