Solidia Technologies, USA, and Larfarge, France, have signed an agreement to commercialise a new technology, after Solidia developed a new binder which through a different chemical reaction and at lower temperature, will generate less CO2.
It will enable a significant reduction in the environmental foot-print of precast concrete by up to 70%. It will allow lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process and use CO2 in the manufacturing of precast concrete so the Solidia Cement™ hardens through the addition and absorption of CO2.
Commercial launch will begin in markets in North America and in Europe for the manufacturing of concrete elements such as paving stones, roof tiles and concrete blocks.
Under the terms of this agreement, Lafarge will have the right to commercialise this technology worldwide. In partnership with Solidia, Lafarge will offer a complete solution (sustainable cement and CO2-cured concrete).
Adapted from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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