Blair Block moves first to commercialize CarbonBuilt technology

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff Alabama’s Blair Block projects an early-2023 debut for low-carbon concrete masonry units produced with the CarbonBuilt Reversa carbon dioxide capture and mineralization process. Reversa deployment stands to reduce Blair Block products’ carbon footprint upward of 80 percent with no compromise on price, performance or plant operations. A production line retrofit at the producer’s Childersburg…

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Shopify steps up to CarbonBuilt carbon removal credit counter

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff Manufactured-concrete technology developer CarbonBuilt has entered into a carbon removal purchase agreement with Shopify Inc., Ottawa-based provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce. Anchoring the agreement are 5,200 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide that will be sequestered in concrete masonry units molded and finished in plants equipped for the CarbonBuilt Reversa process. The purchase…

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CarbonBuilt, Master Builders advance low carbon mixes, products

A collaboration involving Los Angeles-based CarbonBuilt and MBCC Group’s Master Builders Solutions business will focus on formulating admixtures augmenting the former company’s low carbon concrete technology platform. The CarbonBuilt Reversa process uses carbon dioxide to optimize portland cement contents in mix designs and raise finished concrete performance.  New admixtures developed with Master Builders Solutions could position CarbonBuilt to extend the…

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CarbonBuilt, Master Builders team to advance low carbon mixes, products

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; Master Builders Solutions, Cleveland; CP staff A CarbonBuilt and Master Builders Solutions collaboration will focus on formulating admixtures augmenting the former company’s low carbon concrete technology platform. CarbonBuilt’s Reversa process uses carbon dioxide to optimize portland cement contents in mix designs and raise finished concrete performance.  New admixtures developed with Master Builders Solutions could position CarbonBuilt…

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CarbonBuilt shoulders Habitat for Humanity home, builds out C-suite

BY DON MARSH Los Angeles-based CarbonBuilt, developer of a carbon dioxide utilization method proven in manufactured concrete, joined Cemex USA, the National Concrete Masonry Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Alabama Concrete Industries Association in the late-2021 dedication of a Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa (Ala.) home. Crews built the clay brick veneer-clad, single-story residence with concrete block from a…

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Oldcastle APG, Boston S&G veteran Cooper joins CarbonBuilt

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff CarbonBuilt, developer of a carbon dioxide capturing and utilization process proven in concrete masonry production, has appointed Conor Cooper as head of Business Development. He arrives after 10 years with the North American market leader in concrete building and hardscape masonry, Oldcastle APG, where he most recently oversaw 18 Northeast facilities and 500 team…

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Competition organizers prize CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure processes, results

Equipment and methods proved at commercial scale to mineralize and sequester carbon dioxide gas in finished concrete have earned their developers, CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure Technologies, top honors in NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize, a $20 million global competition centered on managing and monetizing emissions from coal and natural gas combustion.

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CO2Concrete successor CarbonBuilt fuels curing and sequestering technology

CO2Concrete, an entity incubated at the University of California, Los Angeles, has changed its name to CarbonBuilt to better align with a mission to store significant amounts of carbon dioxide in concrete used for the built environment. Developed over the course of seven years at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering-hosted Institute for Carbon Management, the CarbonBuilt Reversa platform spans…

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CarbonBuilt: NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize winner

Sources: CarbonBuilt, Los Angeles; CP staff The University of California, Los Angeles Samueli School of Engineering-minted CarbonBuilt team has been named one of two winners in the NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize competition, its $7.5 million award recognizing technology that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete production by more than 50 percent. The team of faculty members, project scientists, graduate students…

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CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure teams take $20M global competition

Sources: CP staff; XPrize Foundation, Culver City, Calif.  Processes proved at commercial scale to mineralize and sequester carbon dioxide gas in finished concrete have earned their developers, CarbonBuilt and CarbonCure Technologies, top honors in NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize, a six-year global competition centered on managing and monetizing emissions from coal and natural gas combustion. 

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