Canadian Member of Parliament (MP) Greg McLean will today (19th July) tour the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC), owned by Carbon Upcycling Technologies.

Showing support for the Calgary-based company which produces a CO2-embedded concrete additive, the tour will allow visitors to see the site which produces 20 tonnes of concrete additive per batch. 

The carbon-enhanced concrete additives make concrete stronger and more sustainable with the ability to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 25% on a lifecycle basis. 

Supporting the company’s efforts, MP McLean, said, “As industry embraces the need to decarbonise, Carbon Upcycling is one of the Canadian companies showing leadership by providing real solutions that fit with our objectives.”

“Their innovative technology makes improvements in the strength and quality of existing building materials, while helping reduce carbon emissions. These benefits help multiple sectors and position Canada for economic leadership and growth.”

“Unleashing these technological innovations demonstrates real actions that will lead to tangible results in our efforts to advance our environmental goals in the context of our unique Canadian economy.”

The tour also consisted of Brad Kohl, CEO of Lafarge Western Canada, executives from InnoTech and representatives from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA).

Financial support from ERA has helped Carbon Upcycling scale its production capacity for commercial operations by over 10 million times as part of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. On this Steve MacDonald, CEO of ERA, said, “Advancing carbon utilisation products and processes offers incredible potential for both new market growth and greenhouse gas reductions.

“ERA’s support for Carbon Upcycling’s technology is a great example of how Alberta is helping to deliver improved environmental and economic outcomes both at home and around the world.”