Irving Materials, Inc., a concrete and materials provider, has adopted the CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology in 15 of its ready-mix concrete plants across Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
On average, every cubic yard of concrete made by imi Concrete with the CarbonCure Technology will save 25 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2), reducing the carbon footprint of concrete.
The CarbonCure Technology works by injecting recycled post-industrial CO2 into concrete during the manufacturing process. The CO2 undergoes a mineralisation process that enhances the concrete’s compressive strength, enabling concrete producers to optimise concrete mixes without compromising the concrete’s quality or impacting its price.
“We are proud and humbled to provide the high-quality concrete products that make up the structural backbone of our communities. imi Concrete has been at the forefront of concrete innovation, including the development of the front discharge concrete mixer that is now an industry staple,” said Bob Haldrup, imi North Division President.
“CarbonCure fits within our vision to lead our industry with forward-thinking processes that provide better products for our customers,” Haldrup continued.
imi Concrete first installed the CarbonCure Technology at its Whiteland, Indiana plant in July 2017, where it conducted extensive testing. The company initiated and expanded coverage of the carbon-reducing technology with three plant installations in November 2018.
A further 11 plants are now scheduled for installation in early 2019. Developers and contractors will be able to access concrete made with recycled CO2 from select imi Concrete locations by early spring.
“CarbonCure enables us to produce the same high-quality concrete that our customers have replied on us to provide for the past seven decades, but now with a reduced environmental impact,” concluded Jeff McPherson, VP Sales and Marketing.