SCM developer Progressive Planet tests plasma-processed quartz silica

Sources: Progressive Planet Solutions Inc., Kamloops, British Columbia; CP staff Progressive Planet cites promising compressive strength performance of concrete specimens prepared with PozPyro, a supplementary cementitious material processed with plasma technology and abundantly available crystalline silica feedstock. Designed in collaboration with Pyrogenesis Canada, the binder exhibits potential as a partial portland cement replacement. Mortar cube testing on four separate PozPyro…

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Manufacturers – April 2024

Houston-based Advanced Tech Crete is pursuing ASTM and AASHTO certifications for its patent-pending supplementary cementitious material, primarily used as a ready mixed concrete additive. By decreasing reliance on portland cement as a binding agent, ATC is poised to make a lasting impact on carbon emissions associated with concrete. The decision to pursue globally recognized certifications underscores the company’s dedication to…

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Terra CO2 clinker-free OPUS Zero binder enters field concrete trials

Colorado-based Terra CO2 Technology Holdings Inc. has begun testing concrete mix designs bearing OPUS Zero, a binder finished free of portland cement clinker and produced with globally abundant, silicate-rich feedstocks. Material trials scheduled throughout 2024 involve specimen batching, pumping and engineering property testing, along with demonstration slab and vertical surface or structure placements. Early results indicate OPUS Zero meets or…

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Terra CO2 commences trials of clinker-free OPUS Zero binder concretes

Sources: Terra CO2 Holdings, Golden, Colo.; CP staff Terra CO2 has begun testing concrete mix designs bearing OPUS Zero, a binder finished free of portland cement clinker and produced with globally abundant, silicate-rich feedstocks. Material trials scheduled throughout 2024 involve specimen batching, pumping and engineering property testing, along with demonstration slab and vertical surface or structure placements. Early results indicate…

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Terra CO2 further validates SCM in Porsche dealership pour

Sources: Terra CO2 Technology Holdings, Golden, Colo.; CP staff Terra CO2 Technology, developer of equipment and processes netting low-carbon alternatives to portland cement, reports successful use of its OPUS Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) product for a demonstration pour at the Porsche Sugar Land dealership site in Houston. Concrete specimen testing by Texas-based Alpha Testing LLC confirms that the binder performs…

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Investors commit nearly $50M to SCM, Blended-CM developer Terra CO2

Sources: Terra CO2 Technology, Golden, Colo.; CP staff A just-closed $46 million Series A funding round will support commercial scale production and further market development of Terra CO2 Technology’s OPUS SCM (Supplementary Cementitious Material) and BCM (Blended-Cementitious Material) brands, which offer alternatives to Class F fly ash (10-40 percent dosage rate), as regional market conditions warrant, and low-carbon substitutes (≤…

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