CarbonCure Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic commercial relationship with Airgas – an Air Liquide company.

The companies will collaborate to enhance the cement and concrete industry customer experience of adopting carbon dioxide (CO2) utilisation technologies throughout the US Gulf Coast region.

This initiative builds upon a longstanding relationship of jointly serving some of the industry’s leading ready mix and masonry concrete producers.

“CarbonCure is excited to expand its relationship with Airgas,” says Robert Niven, CEO of CarbonCure. “This turn-key CarbonCure and Airgas offering will make it easier than ever for concrete producers to realise new production cost efficiencies while reducing concrete’s carbon footprint. At the same time, this collaboration allows CarbonCure and Airgas to jointly unlock the growing CO2 utilisation market.”

CarbonCure’s technology injects CO2 sourced from the refineries of industrial emitters into concrete, where the CO2 becomes mineralised, thereby enhancing the strength of the concrete. The innovative solution helps concrete producers to lower production costs and make a meaningful contribution toward the global effort to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions. Airgas offers concrete producers a complete value-added CO2 supply and service solution, supported by its large and reliable Gulf Coast distribution network.

Airgas Vice-President of Bulk Gas Scott Koonce, commented, “Airgas focuses on creating value for customers and acting responsibly to help preserve the environment by reducing atmospheric CO2 emissions,”

“This collaboration between Airgas and CarbonCure will ensure that concrete producers across the Gulf Coast experience exceptional customer service as they adopt these impactful technologies.”

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Source: CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure is the world leader in a breakthrough market known as CO2 utilisation, with nearly 100 installations of its technology across North America. ‘The Global CO2 Initiative’ estimates that CO2 utilisation in the concrete sector alone represents a $400bn market opportunity.