LafargeHolcim in the US and US startup Solidia Technologies® have announced the first commercial venture to supply EP Henry’s Wrightstown, New Jersey, paver and block plant with a reduced CO2 cement. Over the past six years, the two companies have developed an innovative technology that will reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete and validate Solidia CementTM at a commercial scale.
In 2013, the companies launched a pilot programme to develop low-carbon, precast concrete pavers with EP Henry, a national outdoor unit concrete products manufacturer. Based on Solidia Cement produced at the Lafarge Whitehall plant, a proprietary concrete mix design and a specialised curing process utilising CO2, the two companies developed a concrete that is stronger, more durable, and higher performance than traditional versions. The first commercial offerings were launched earlier this year, demonstrating improved aesthetics and product durability.
“LafargeHolcim has long been committed to bringing innovative solutions to market, and this commercial agreement with EP Henry is an important step in showing that reducing our CO2 footprint through carbon-captured products in feasible,” said Jamie Gentoso, CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim. “It has been incredibly rewarding to see how, together, we have collaborated to move this technology from the experimental phase and into the US market as a viable product.”
“By offering its technical expertise and market intelligence, LafargeHolcim helped us eliminate barriers to adoption, leading us to this first commercial traction in the US to expand our range of offerings, making sustainable business as usual across the global US$1 trillion concrete and US$300 billion cement markets,” said Tom Schuler, President and CEO of Solidia.
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