The US Department of Energy is awarding $2.1 million to Solidia Technologies to develop technologies for capturing and using CO2 for building materials

published 22-05-23

Submitted by Solidia Technologies

Solidia’s industrial carbon SCM testing was made possible in part by a grant from the US Department of Energy

Piscataway, NJ, May 23, 2022 /CSRwire/ — The US Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $2.1 million in funding to Solidia Technologies® to develop and test Solidia Cement™ carbonization methods, expanding applications of Solidia’s low-carbon manufacturing technologies for building materials. With this funding, Solidia will develop processes to produce supplemental cements by capturing and directly utilizing carbon dioxide from a flu gas stream in a working cement plant.

With funding from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solidia will develop an efficient carbonization method for Solidia cement at a laboratory scale and perform tests in mortar and concrete to determine the suitability of this material as an alternative to cement in concrete. This will provide a low carbon dioxide alternative material for the OPC.

“We are proud to partner with the US Department of Energy to continue to innovate and ultimately fulfill our mission to provide commercially viable decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions to the global building and construction materials industries,” said Solidia CEO, Russell Hill, Ph.D.

Carburized SCM will be added to concrete to create a product that results in similar or better performance when compared to concrete made from commonly used SCMs, such as fly ash and granulated blast furnace slag.

“The DOE funding will develop synthetic CCUS and SCM technologies that can be easily incorporated into Portland cement-based concrete formulations, providing manufacturers with an environmentally and economically sustainable solution, both reducing their carbon footprint and offering an alternative to conventional SCM, which is increasingly in short supply.” Dr. Hill added.

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About Solidia Technologies®
Headquartered in Piscataway, NJ (USA), Solidia Technologies is the leading provider of decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions to the building and construction materials industries. Investors include Imperative Ventures, Zero Carbon Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, PIVA Capital, John Doerr, BP, OGCI Climate Investments, Bill Joy, and Kleiner Perkins, BASF Venture Capital, Holcim, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures and Air Liquide Venture Capital (ALIAD) and other private investors. Follow Solidia on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitterand YouTube.

US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to build a clean energy economy that benefits all Americans. Our mission is to create and maintain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy.

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Solidia Technologies® is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior, sustainable building and construction materials.

Solidia’s patented processes start with energy-efficient cement that significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions in the kiln. The concrete then cures with carbon dioxide instead of water, which reduces the overall carbon footprint of cement in precast concrete by up to 70%.

On a large scale each year, Solidia precast can eliminate at least 1.5 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, save three trillion liters of fresh water, reduce energy consumption equivalent to ~260 million barrels of oil, and eliminate 100 million tons of landfill waste concrete waste.

Solidia’s turnkey applications go further, offering the potential to turn concrete – the second most used material on the planet – into a carbon sink.

Solidia products are produced using the same existing raw materials and equipment, have higher performance and lower production cost than conventional concrete, and cure in less than 24 hours. Solidia provides industry with an easy-to-use, fast and globally scalable response to one of the greatest threats to our planet.

Solidia Ready Mix Concrete is currently available in the United States. Precast concrete applications are currently undergoing testing for infrastructure applications.

Headquartered in Piscataway, NJ (USA), Solidia investors include Kleiner Perkins, Bright Capital, BASF, BP, LafargeHolcim, Total Energy Ventures, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), Climate Investments, Air Liquide, Bell Joy and other investors from the private sector.

Solidia’s R&D collaborators include Solidia LafargeHolcim, Air Liquide, the Federal Highway Administration of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Environmental Protection Agency, Rutgers University, Purdue University, Ohio University, and the University of South Florida.

Awards include: Global Cleantech 100 of 2020, 2019, and 2014; 2020 and 2014 best place to work in New Jersey; 2020, 2019 and 2018 BP offers low carbon accreditation; 2019 Effective Solar Impulse 1000 Solutions; Finalist for the 2017 ERA Grand Challenge (formerly CCEMC); 2016 Sustainability 100; 2015 NJBiz Business of the Year Award; 2014 CCEMC Grand Challenge Final; 2013 R&D Top 100; 2013 Caterva Award Finalist; and MIT’s Climate CoLab shortlist.

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