Cemex Ventures maps five sustainability verticals in construction tech ecosystem

Sources: Cemex Ventures, Monterrey, Mexico; CP staff Cemex Ventures’ 2024 Construction Cleantech Map delineates five companies in  Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS), Decarbonization Alternatives, Circularity & Waste Management, Water Efficiency, and Design & Architecture verticals. The venture capital arm of Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. released the graphic to spotlight startups and construction companies developing and implementing innovations augmenting the construction…

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EPA finalizes 2028 day cab, 2029 mixer, dump model emissions standards

Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; CP staff The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims avoidance of 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and $13 billion in net annual benefits to society attributable to GHG Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3, a final rule released just ahead of the Easter holiday weekend. If they clear near-certain legal challenges, the…

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Advanced Tech Crete seeks patent for Binder Reducing Formula

Sources: Advanced Tech Crete LLC, Houston; CP staff Advanced Tech Crete has completed United States Patent Office filings for Binder Reducing Formula (BRF), a liquid agent whose dispersing qualities and nano-particles have the potential to reduce portland cement volumes in concrete mix designs, while streamlining admixture and binder requirements. Dubbed “The New Science of Concrete,” BRF is added to a…

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Patio Drummond opens order book for CarbiCrete block

Sources: CarbiCrete, Montreal; CP stafff CarbiCrete, developer of a process where steel slag and carbon dioxide replace portland cement and steam in concrete masonry unit mixes and curing, has taken a critical step in commercialization thanks to its charter North American producer, Quebec-based Patio Drummond. After extensive testing, the concrete hardscapes producer has begun selling CarbiCrete block directly from its…

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Sublime Cement performance measures up to ASTM C1157 standard

Sources: Sublime Systems, Somerville, Mass.; CP staff Third-party testing confirms that Sublime Systems’ namesake concrete binder, produced with sharply lower carbon dioxide emissions metrics than portland cement, exhibits strength development, durability, low shrinkage and other engineering properties matching or exceeding ASTM C1157, Standard Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement benchmarks. In contrast to high temperature, fuel-intensive portland cement production, Sublime Cement…

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