Holcim Ltd. backs Nanolike, IoT-powered SiloConnect developer

Sources: Nanolike, Toulouse, France; CP staff The parent company of Holcim US and Lafarge Canada has announced an investment in Nanolike, whose Internet of Things technology-equipped SiloConnect platform is programmed to ensure users the right amount of cement at the right time. A plug and play solution with versatile sensors, SiloConnect automates the ordering process and provides users automated silo…

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Terra CO2, Asher Materials confirm 2024 target for 240K tpy SCM plant

Source: Terra CO2 Technology, Boulder, Colo.; CP staff Asher Materials of Southlake, Texas has secured an exclusive market license for the first commercial-scale facility processing Terra CO2 Technology’s premier concrete binder, OPUS Supplementary Cementitious Material. A definitive agreement calls for the green building method consultancy to acquire the 240,000 ton per year capacity operation, located in the Dallas-Fort Worth market,…

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Holcim, Martin Marietta veteran Allen rounds out Terra CO2 C-suite

Supplementary cementitious material process developer Terra CO2 Technology has appointed Chance Allen as chief operating officer, ahead of an early-2024 groundbreaking on a charter production facility for the Golden, Colo. company’s flagship offering, OPUS SCM. Allen arrives after a nearly four-year tour as Holcim US regional head, Western United States and 20-plus years in Martin Marietta Materials vice president and…

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Producers – May 2023

Solidia Technologies is expanding production of its proprietary supplementary cementitious material in San Antonio, Texas, where it recently relocated headquarters from New Jersey. The engineered product improves the durability, workability, and overall properties of concrete, while mineralizing captured carbon dioxide to reduce by 30-40 percent the greenhouse gas emissions associated with finished slabs or structures.  With significantly more SCM capacity…

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Solidia Technologies raises SCM capacity at new Texas headquarters

Sources: Solidia Technologies, San Antonio Solidia Technologies is expanding production of its proprietary supplementary cementitious material in San Antonio, Texas, where it recently relocated headquarters from New Jersey. The engineered product improves the durability, workability, and overall properties of concrete, while mineralizing captured carbon dioxide to reduce by 30-40 percent the greenhouse gas emissions associated with finished slabs or structures. …

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A new portal for Buy Clean era

We are into a second decade of covering ready mixed and manufactured concrete producer response to construction market catalysts driving Environmental Product Declaration preparation and submittals: The Architecture 2030 Challenge (2012), compelling proof of lower embodied carbon materials or products in project specifications, and the U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4 standard (2014-16), the first broad-based mechanism incentivizing suppliers, producers…

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Cemex Ventures slots Carbon Limit, Conox, Materially in startups ranking

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Concrete- and aggregates-minded companies in Cemex Ventures’ Top 50 ConTech Startups 2023 ranking include: Carbon Limit, Boca Raton, Fla. developers of a non-calcined, supplementary cementitious material—shipped in supersacks or bulk—that captures and stores atmospheric carbon dioxide in concrete slabs or structures. Conox LLC, Richmond, Va. developer of a process to melt waste concrete for use…

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Silicate Summons

Terra CO2 localizes supplementary cementitious material production, harnessing the binding potential of secondary, virgin feedstocks As the drum beat for low carbon concrete binders grows louder in public and private construction markets, supplementary cementitious material developer Terra CO2 Technology Holdings Inc. has a unique value proposition hinging on two critical achievements—one at the bank, the other in the field.  Under…

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Unit makers unite

A visit with ICPI-NCMA Chair-Elect Matt Lynch Next month’s Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and National Concrete Masonry Association unification will spawn an organization anchored by segmental concrete producers across North America whose annual output measures upwards of 2 billion square feet of horizontal or vertical surfaces, enclosures, and load-bearing structures.  ICPI-NCMA will be poised as a new information, education and…

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Eco Material harvests ash, forges business and government alliances

Sources: Eco Material Technologies Inc., South Jordan, Utah; CP staff Since an early-2022 launch as Boral Resources and Green Cement successor, Eco Material Technologies has secured its core ASTM C618 fly ash marketing and distribution business, while moving quickly on new opportunities: Harvested coal combustion ash and high value supplementary cementitious material (SCM) processing. 

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