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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Policy-minded startups charter Decarbonized Cement and Concrete Alliance

Ten companies aiming to lower carbon dioxide emissions tied to cement production and finished concrete have launched a first-of-its-kind, U.S. coalition dedicated to growing awareness around policies that will accelerate the adoption of CO2-wise solutions in public construction. Founding Decarbonized Cement and Concrete Alliance (DC2) members are commercializing technologies that a) offer organic or inorganic alternatives for full or partial…

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Precast Forte Group harnesses Recon Wall Systems, sister businesses

Leadership of licensing innovator Recon Wall Systems has unveiled The Precast Forte Group, a Minnesota-based parent entity affording clarity of purpose for each of four companies while sharing manufactured concrete domain expertise. On the strength of the Recon Wall Systems flagship, the Forte portfolio has grown to include proprietary product or structure designs, external licensing services, and marketing tools—each serving…

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Eagle Materials secures rights to three 240K-tpy Terra CO2 SCM plants

Sources: Eagle Materials Inc., Dallas; Terra CO2 Technology, Golden, Colo.; CP staff Eagle Materials has entered an agreement granting exclusive right to build and operate three facilities processing up to 240,000 tons per year of Terra CO2’s supplementary cementitious material, Opus SCM, from common quarry byproducts or other silicate-rich feeds. The facilities would be earmarked for specific geographic areas. They…

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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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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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Holcim, Martin Marietta veteran Allen named Terra CO2 COO

Sources: Terra CO2 Technology, Golden, Colo.; CP staff 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 company’s flagship offering, OPUS SCM. Allen arrives after a nearly four-year tour as HolcimUS regional head, Western United States and 20-plus years in Martin…

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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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