ASTEC to offer CarbonCure sustainable concrete solution
October 6, 2021 By Rock to Road Staff
ASTEC has partnered with CarbonCure Technologies to offer its product in Canada and the U.S.
CarbonCure enables concrete producers to reduce their carbon footprint without affecting material quality or strength.
The interest in low-carbon concrete is increasing due to government regulations and incentives, requirements for green building certifications, and corporate sustainability initiatives, says ASTEC in a statement.
ASTEC, which includes RexCon, CON-E-CO and BMH Systems brands, now has rights as CarbonCure’s exclusive channel partner in Canada and the U.S. to offer its technology to customers looking for sustainable building solutions.
Because the building and construction sector is responsible for 40 per cent of global carbon emissions, environmental experts recommend carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions be reduced in the built environment to positively impact global warming. Concrete has a large carbon footprint due to cement production.
CarbonCure’s technology integrates within ASTEC’s new and existing ready-mix concrete plants. Their equipment reduces embodied carbon by injecting CO2 during the batching process, sequestering it within the concrete.
Additionally, the CO2 creates a chemical reaction resulting in a strong, high-performing concrete while using less cement. According to CarbonCure’s test data, the concrete made with its technology maintains the same quality and benefits as traditional concrete-mix designs.
“Sustainability is a key component of our OneASTEC business model. It’s important that we do our part in protecting the environment through our own operations and by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals,” says Barry Ruffalo, president and CEO of ASTEC Industries.
CarbonCure is on a mission to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment by 500 million tonnes annually by 2030. To date, CarbonCure’s concrete technology has been installed in more than 400 concrete plants around the world as the demand for low-carbon concrete increases.
“ASTEC’s notable presence in the industry and key relationships with concrete producers make them well suited to help advance our collective vision to make our concrete technology a standard for concrete production around the globe,” says Robert Niven, chair and CEO of CarbonCure Technologies.
“Our partnership with ASTEC advances CarbonCure’s significant growth momentum across North America and represents a shift in our business model as we expand our product distribution channels beyond direct sales.”
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