Solidia Technologies® has unveiled plans to broaden applications of low-carbon manufacturing technologies for building materials, with support of a $2.1m grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE).

The New Jersey-based firm on Monday (23rd May) said it wants to utilise its new funds to develop processes for producing synthetic supplementary cementitious materials through direct capture and the utilisation of CO2 from the flu gas stream of an operating cement plant.

By working on the above, it is hoped Solidia will develop an efficient carbonation method of Solidia Cement™ in laboratory-scale and perform tests in mortar and concrete to determine the suitability of this material as a cement replacement in concrete.

Each of the above efforts will be funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Russell Hill, CEO of Solidia, said, “We are proud to partner with the US Department of Energy to continue innovating and ultimately deliver on our mission to provide commercially viable decarbonisation technologies and sustainable solutions for the global construction and building materials industries.”

“The DOE funding will advance our CCUS technologies and synthetic SCMs that can be easily integrated into Portland Cement-based concrete formulations, offering manufacturers a solution that is sustainable environmentally and economically, both lowering the carbon footprint and offering an alternative to traditional SCMs, which are in increasingly short supply.”

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Source: Solidia Technologies