DeWalt links new maturity sensor to AI-enabled ConcreteDNA platform

Sources: Converge, London; CP staff Stanley Black & Decker Inc. tool brand DeWalt is teaming with Converge, U.K. developer of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for concrete, to assist producers, engineers and contractors in portland cement-optimized mix design plus accelerated pour schedules. A partnership they announced at World of Concrete 2023, Las Vegas, will see maturity metrics from the new DeWalt…

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Glenwood Mason Supply taps Big Apple towers’ CO2 for CarbonCure process

Sources: Glenwood Property Management, CarbonQuest, New York City; CP staff Brooklyn-based Glenwood Mason Supply will source CarbonQuest “Sustainable CO,” processed from New York City apartment building mechanical flue exhaust, for concrete masonry unit (CMU) production incorporating CarbonCure Technologies’ carbon dioxide mineralizing method. CarbonQuest engineers collection and separation assemblies to purify and liquify CO2 from commercial building mechanicals. Stored in high pressure,…

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CRH venture capital unit: $250M facility, Cemex veteran at helm

Sources: CRH Plc, Dublin; CP staff The parent of the CRH Americas and Oldcastle businesses has organized a venture capital unit to support development of new technologies or innovations addressing customers’ increasingly complex needs and evolving construction trends. With access to $250 million, CRH Ventures will focus on companies that are:  • Developing the next generation of advanced sustainable building…

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Feds earmark $100M to decarbonize cement, companion industries

Sources: U.S. Department of Energy; CP staff The Department of Energy’s (DOE) new “Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap” identifies key pathways—Energy Efficiency; Industrial Electrification; Low Carbon Fuels; Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage—to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Cement, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Refining and other manufacturing sectors that collectively account for 30 percent of the United States’ annual CO2 load. 

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Digitizing production and QC: Nothing to lose, and so much to gain

Optimizing the production side of ready mix operations reduces cost, manual processes, carbon emissions, and wasted human potential The production side of the ready mix industry has traditionally consisted of many manual processes. Think about your own operation: Do your batch operators sit behind a screen from the time they arrive at the plant until it is time to go…

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Titan measures cement kiln potential in heat battery technology investment

Titan Cement Group, Athens, has joined a venture capital funding round for Oakland, Calif.-based Rondo Energy Inc., whose heat battery technology holds prospects for decarbonizing cement production and power generation. The modular Rondo Heat Battery uses established methods to transform renewable electricity into heat at 98 percent efficiency, and has potential for high scalability at costs competitive with current energy…

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Cummins President, COO Rumsey succeeds CEO Linebarger

Cummins Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey succeeds CEO Tom Linebarger this month, becoming the first woman and seventh individual to hold the title since the engine manufacturer’s 1919 founding. A 30-year Cummins veteran, Linebarger will continue to serve as chairman of the board and in an executive chairman role, working with Rumsey on initiatives that include completing…

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Carbon Upcycling joins low-carbon concrete schedule at MnRoad demonstration

Sources: Carbon Upcycling, Calgary; CP staff Carbon Upcycling has supplied its CO2-Enhanced Fly Ash as part of a National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) placement of 14 concrete pavement mixtures at the Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnRoad), located along Interstate 94 north of the Twin Cities. Along with the Carbon Upcycling product, the mixtures use a variety of materials to lower…

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Cummins President Rumsey named CEO Linebarger successor

Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind. Cummins President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Rumsey will succeed CEO Tom Linebarger on August 1, becoming the first woman and seventh individual to hold the title since the engine manufacturer’s 1919 founding. A 30-year Cummins veteran, Linebarger will continue to serve as chairman of the board and in an executive chairman role, working with…

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Shaping the future, sharpening the carbon focus

BY JOSEPHINE PATTERSON Within a year of the California Nevada Cement Association’s release of an industry-wide roadmap to attain net zero carbon operation by 2045, a rare alignment of state government, industry stakeholder and environmental group initiatives is validating some of the lowest hanging fruit in the action plan. CNCA envisions three major pathways for the industry to attain the…

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