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Carbon Upcycling delivers first 200 t of CO2-enhanced fly ash to BURNCO Ltd.

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Carbon Upcycling Technologies, Inc., a leader in circular decarbonisation solutions for hard-to-abate sectors, including cement, steel, and mining has announced the first delivery in 2024 of 200 t of CO2-enhanced fly ash to BURNCO Rock Products, Ltd. (BURNCO), a leading supplier of construction materials, as part of an initiative to deploy low-carbon concrete in the city of Calgary.

Carbon Upcycling delivers first 200 t of CO2-enhanced fly ash to BURNCO Ltd.

This delivery marks a significant milestone in the collaboration between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO, made possible by the CAN$4.4 million Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Circular Economy Grant awarded to Carbon Upcycling last year. The grant aims to support innovative projects that promote sustainability and reduce environmental impact.

The fly ash used in this project is sourced from reclaimed material from a landfill and processed through Carbon Upcycling's proprietary technology which, unlike traditional carbon capture technologies, captures CO2 from flue gas and utilises it to enhance materials like fly ash to be a more sustainable and efficient alternative for a portion of cement. Carbon Upcycling not only reduces emissions but also upcycles waste materials into valuable alternatives for carbon-intensive processes like cement production.

"Carbon Upcycling's technology represents a game-changer in the construction industry, offering a viable solution to reduce carbon emissions while producing high-quality, low-carbon concrete", said Apoorv Sinha, co-founder and CEO of Carbon Upcycling Technologies. "By harnessing CO2 and waste materials, we are not only mitigating environmental impact but also driving innovation in sustainable construction practices."

The partnership between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO extends beyond this milestone delivery. Over 2000 t of CO2-enhanced material have been deployed across Alberta's built environment, including sidewalks, housing foundations, slabs, pathways at Telus Spark, and gutters at the Calgary Zoo. This collaborative effort demonstrates a commitment to advancing sustainable infrastructure solutions and reducing the carbon footprint of construction projects.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Carbon Upcycling and further deploy low-carbon concrete in our construction projects", said Norm Kuntz, BURNCO. "This innovative approach aligns with our sustainability goals and will enable us to offer our customers environmentally friendly solutions without compromising on quality or performance."

The partnership between Carbon Upcycling and BURNCO exemplifies a commitment to innovation and sustainability in the construction industry. Through transformative technologies and collaborative efforts, they aim to establish carbon capture and utilisation as essential pathways towards global emissions reduction.

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