Canadian agency commits $3M to CarbiCrete uptake at Canal Block

Sources: CarbiCrete, Montreal; CP staff   Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for Advanced Manufacturing, Ngen, will provide $3 million as part of an $8 million integration of CarbiCrete cement-free concrete mix and curing technology at the Canal Block plant in Port Colborne, Ontario. The CarbiCrete process substitutes portland cement with a steel slag binder and brings carbon dioxide into the curing phase,…

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Concrete masonry check-off bill clears key Senate committee

Sources: National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed the concrete masonry industry’s check-off bill (S.429) by voice vote earlier this month, the legislation garnering consideration for possible avenues to the full Senate. The bill would authorize a Department of Commerce-sanctioned stakeholder committee to explore a market development, research and education program funded through a levy on concrete masonry unit sales.

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