Disruptive technology in cement and concrete ranks as a top investment in sustainable technology among over 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries
The list combines Cleantech Group’s…
Disruptive technology in cement and concrete ranks as a top investment in sustainable technology among over 13,000 innovators from over 90 countries
The list combines Cleantech Group’s…
Report details policies, industry support and investment needed to speed solutions to market; Solidia Technologies’ extensive IP Portfolio positions start-up favorably as next-generation leader
LONDON, June 20, 2018—A new report from Chatham House examining innovations in low-carbon cement and concrete details the policies, industry practices and investor support needed to advance technologies that reduce carbon emissions associated with cement, thereby facilitating compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The report, Making Concrete Change: Innovation in Low-carbon Cement and Concrete was generated after a nine-month patent-landscaping exercise exploring novel cements and alternative clinker.
Innovations must target big markets where big change is needed and can be absorbed; Solidia’s CCUS tech will more than double the CO2 market in five years
PARIS, June 13, 2018—Solidia Technologies® joined global industry leaders today at the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) Policy and Investment Workshop for discussions on developing, funding, deploying and…
Start-up discusses their low-carbon-emission cement and CO2-cured concrete and its applications for Canadian manufacturing
TORONTO, May 2, 2018 — Solidia Technologies® and their sustainable cement and concrete technology traveled to Canada alongside Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to showcase their award-winning carbon footprint-reducing innovation alongside other…
Presentation to California Air Resources Board also reveals water savings of 27 billion gallons
RIVERSIDE, Ca., March 27, 2018—Solidia Technologies® Chief Commercial Officer Bo Boylan joined environmental leaders at a meeting of The California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the impact of Solidia’s ecofriendly cement and concrete systems on California, including a 30% reduction in carbon emissions in the production of cement. Coupled with the capture of another 240 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) during cement curing, Solidia’s processes can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete in the state by 70%.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., January 19, 2018—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for the unique structure of CO2-cured Solidia Concrete™, further advancing the availability of higher-performing and more sustainable materials to the global construction and materials industries. Solidia Technologies® holds the exclusive licensing rights to the patent, which is held by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where the original generation of the material was invented.
U.S. Patent No. 9,868,667, “Bonding Element, Bonding Matrix and Composite Material Having the Bonding Element and Method of Manufacturing Thereof,” covers the composition of matter of the distinctive, non-hydraulic, CO2-cured concrete available as Solidia Concrete.
Investment will aid in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the globe by helping ease adoption and bring innovative technology to market
PISCATAWAY, N.J. October 27, 2017—Solidia Technologies® announced today that OGCI Climate Investments has made in an investment in the company to support the adoption of Solidia’s patented cement and concrete technology using CO2.
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is a CEO-led initiative of ten oil and gas companies that collaborate on action to lead the industry response to climate change. OGCI Climate Investments, its billion dollar investment arm, supports the development, deployment and scale up of new technologies that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
JERSEY CITY, N.J., October 17, 2017— Alexis Breslin, vice president of human resources for Solidia Technologies®, a Piscataway-based startup with a disruptive technology that reduces the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70%, joined the ranks of prestigious women from across the state in being named a Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneur by Leading Women Entrepreneurs (LWE).
Research focused on low-lime calcium silicate cement technology and sulfate reactions
ATLANTA, June 27, 2017—New research conducted by teams at Purdue University and Solidia Technologies® show that low-lime calcium silicate cement and carbon-cured concrete offer a durable and sustainable solution for the industry. Two presentations during the American Ceramic Society’s 8th annual Advances in Cement-Based Materials Conference focused on studies of Solidia Cement™ and Solidia Concrete™ products.
“We found that, after 18 months of exposure, the Solidia cement-based samples subjected to sodium sulfate solution did not develop any visible changes in appearance,” said Solidia Technologies Senior Research Scientist Jitendra Jain, Ph.D., presenting “Sulfate Attack Resistance of Carbonated Low-Lime Calcium Silicate Systems.” The study’s co-authors also include Purdue graduate student Raikhan Tokpatayeva and Professor of Civil Engineering Jan Olek, Ph.D., P.E. who directed the research work at Purdue University.
The second presentation, “Low-lime calcium silicate cement: Reaction products and their properties,” detailed the strength and structural makeup of Solidia Technologies cement and concrete. In addition to Dr. Olek and Dr. Jain, this study was co-authored by Purdue Research Assistant Warda Ashraf, currently working as Assistant professor at University of Maine and Solidia Technologies Technology Director Anuj Seth, Ph.D.
“In addition to safely storing carbon dioxide, we found that, after 128 hours of carbonation curing, the CSC mortar and concrete can achieve, respectively, compressive strength of up to 35 MPa and 80MPa, which is comparable to ordinary Portland cement-based products,” said Dr. Jain.
The team at the Purdue School of Engineering led by Dr. Olek has previously reported on Solidia Concrete’s outstanding performance in freeze-thaw, freeze-thaw with deicing salts and sulfate environments.
Low-carbon emission cement and concrete advances to round two of competition, one of 4 organizations awarded
CALGARY, March 3, 2017—Solidia Technologies® and their sustainable cement and concrete technology advanced to round two of Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) $35 million international ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. Chosen by ERA’s Board of Directors, after a rigorous process that include an assessment by a team of external adjudicators and review by an expert advisory panel, Solidia is one of four projects that will receive will receive up to $3 million to accelerate and expand their low-carbon solution over the next two years.
“We make a sustainable innovation smart business for one of the world’s largest industries, and we are very grateful to Emissions Reduction Alberta for recognizing that our technology is an engine for growth and a smart investment opportunity,” commented Solidia Technologies Chief Commercial Officer Bo Boylan. “ERA’s ongoing support is critical as we work to help our customers roll the initial Solidia Concrete™ precast products out to the market.”
Solidia Technologies makes it easy and profitable to use carbon dioxide (CO₂) to create superior and sustainable building materials. Concrete is the most widely used material in the world. The production of cement, which is used to make concrete, is responsible for seven percent of total global carbon emissions, making it the world’s second largest emitter of CO2. Solidia’s patented processes reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent at the cement plant (~240 kg per tonne of cement clinker), and capture another 240 kg of CO2 during cement curing. Combined, the technologies reduce the carbon footprint associated with concrete production up to 70 percent, and reduce water use 60 to 80 percent. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the resulting CO₂-cured Solidia Concrete products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours.
“Carbon reinvestments lead to innovation and jobs. That makes life better for Albertans and supports our industries. Emissions Reduction Alberta plays a crucial role in advancing innovation and technology in this province,” said Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks and the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office, Shannon Phillips.
The ERA Grand Challenge seeks technologies to transform carbon dioxide from a waste material to an asset while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2019 one will be eligible for up to an additional $10 million in funding to help commercialize their technology in Alberta.
“By saving manufacturers time, money and energy, with minimal disruption to existing systems, we address urgent business and societal needs while offering profitable solutions to an industry seeking to improve production methods that haven’t changed significantly in nearly 200 years,” added Boylan.
The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) set 2050 CO2 reduction targets for the global cement industry. Solidia’s technology package will enable the industry to meet the WBCSD 2050 goal well ahead of the target deadline. Solidia’s technologies help address global issues such as infrastructure decline, urbanization, climate change and water scarcity.
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO, November 16, 2016—Today the Global CO2 Initiative announced major findings and recommendations from its Roadmap for the Global Implementation of Carbon Dioxide Utilization Technologies at the ICEF2016 Roadmap Launch Event at COP22 in Morocco. The Roadmap offers a market assessment and recommendations for the carbon-based products industry (CPBI). The report shows that through broad scale commercialization of products derived from CO2 there are sizable market opportunities while mitigating CO2 emissions.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., September 19, 2016—The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued three patents to Solidia Technologies® for concrete production systems that offer the global construction and materials industries versatile, higher-performing and sustainable applications for infrastructure.
U.S. Patent No. 9,221,027, “Curing Systems for Materials that Consume Carbon Dioxide and Method of Use Thereof,” covers Solidia’s unique system that is used for curing materials that consume CO2.
Performance of carbonated concrete presented at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center Workshop
MCLEAN, Va., September 12, 2016—Scientists from Solidia Techologies® joined other leaders in infrastructure materials research gathered at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) to discuss the need for sustainable alternative cementitious materials in the face of America’s mounting infrastructure issues. Solidia Technologies’ Principal Scientist Sada Sahu, Ph.D., presented “Performance of Carbonated Concrete” during the Third Bi-Annual Workshop on Emerging Developments Related to Alkali-Aggregate-Reaction (AAR) and the Use of Alternative Cementitious Materials (ACMs) in Highway Infrastructure.
New CO2-curing process reduces water consumption by up to 80 percent, with potential annual water savings approaching two billion tons worldwide
PISCATAWAY, N.J., August 1, 2016—As the global cement industry mobilizes to address the mounting challenge of water scarcity, a new white paper from Solidia Technologies®, a cement and concrete technology startup, details how innovative technology that advances water reduction in production will play an increasingly vital role in reducing the industry’s consumption of and dependence on water.
With the release of “Guidance for Good Practices for Water Accounting” in May, a follow up to its “Protocol for Water Reporting” (2014), the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has provided a protocol and good practices guide to standardize the documentation of industry water use. With its processes for producing a sustainable cement and a non-hydraulic, CO2-cured concrete, Solidia Technologies provides a high-tech, high-quality, and easily adoptable solution for water management to the global cement and concrete industries. Combined, the processes also reduce carbon emissions up to 70 percent and the curing time to one day.
Solidia Technologies CEO Tom Schuler presents roadmap for commercialization of CO₂-reducing and water-saving cement and concrete
DUNDEE, Scotland, July 5, 2016—Thomas Schuler, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies®, a cement and concrete technology startup, addressed leading engineers, academics and innovators in cement and concrete at the 9th Annual International Concrete Conference. In his talk, entitled “Sustainable Innovation on the Road to Market: Moving from the Lab to Global Impact for the Cement and Concrete Industries,” Schuler discussed the trials of bringing new technology to an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly 200 years and explained how Solidia’s solution was inspired directly by the industry’s CO2 challenge.
“The road to market for innovative technologies is paved with risk and potholed with failure. To succeed, you must fail quickly…and recover,” explained Schuler. “The quickest way to introduce change into a market with longstanding traditions is to work especially hard at making it simple. Simple is hard, really hard. Such a change demands a solution that minimizes cost, maximizes impact and adds value.”
PARIS, June 30, 2016—Air Liquide has partnered with US start-up Solidia Technologies®, to provide a new equipment for carbon dioxide (CO2) injection for the production of Solidia Concrete™, which is made with a new sustainable cement. Thanks to Solidia’s patented processes that cure concrete with CO2 instead of water, this next generation cement will allow cement and concrete producers to reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete of up to 70%.
Specially designed by Air Liquide in collaboration with Solidia, the new equipment for CO₂ injection and curing will demonstrate the feasibility of commercial-scale production of sustainable Solidia Concrete™. The breakthrough technology will result in reduced concrete curing times of less than 24 hours and lower water consumption. In addition to capturing large amounts of CO2, the concrete will have higher performance.
CO2-reducing cement and concrete technology earns recognition as an innovative solution for climate change
PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 6, 2016—Solidia Technologies®, a cement and concrete technology startup, today announced it was named in the Sustainia100 for its systems that reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70 percent. Solidia was selected to the Sustainia100 from nearly 6,000 nominated companies from 60 countries.
“We are very honored by the acknowledgment of Sustainia and to join a cohort of 100 disruptive innovators with scalable solutions that can solve challenges and positively impact industry, society and markets,” commented Thomas Schuler, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies. “The cement and concrete industry hasn’t seen significant change in 200 years. Our scalable, easy-to-adopt CO₂-curing system can transform sustainability into a competitive edge across the globe.”
Solidia Technologies makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building materials. Its patented technology starts with a sustainable cement, cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent, and recycles 60 to 100 percent of the water used in production. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the resulting CO2-cured concrete products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours.
Featuring the theme “systemic opportunity,” this year’s Sustainia100, an annual publication that presents the most innovative, available, scalable and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, sets out 100 solutions that respond to the interconnected global challenges addressed through the Sustainable Development Goals—from health solutions that tackle climate change, to renewable energy products that alleviate gender inequality.
CORVALLIS, Ore. April 28, 2016—If widely adopted, a new approach to making cement could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, help address global warming, produce a more durable concrete, and save industry time and significant costs.
BERGEN, N.J., April 28, 2016—Tom Schuler, CEO of Solidia Technologies®, a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70 percent, joined New Jersey business leaders at Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New Jersey’s Bergen event to discuss “Shepherding Innovation to Market.”
“At Solidia Technologies, we are working to make sustainable solutions work for an industry that hasn’t seen any major changes in almost 200 years, and we hope to inspire others to do the same for their industries,” commented Schuler.
Solidia Technologies is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO₂ to create superior and sustainable building and construction materials. Their patented technologies start with sustainable Solidia Cement™ and cure concrete with CO₂ instead of water, reducing the carbon footprint up to 70 percent and recycling 60-100 percent of the water used in production. Solidia Cement and Solidia Concrete™ are higher performing, more cost-effective, and typically cure in one day, saving manufacturers time, money, water and energy, thereby providing a competitive edge that makes sustainability profitable.
“Tom educated us all on how a great leader leads, sharing keen insights from his position as a visionary who has been able to bring innovation to an industry that has remained unchanged in hundreds of years,” said Sally Glick, principal and chief growth strategist of Livingston-based Sobel & Co., LLC, who serves as president of the ACG New Jersey Board of Directors.
“Solve industry problems first to attract early adopters.”
LYON, France, April 12, 2016—Tom Schuler, President and CEO of Solidia Technologies®, a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent in cement and concrete production and offers a profitable pathway to sustainability, challenged innovators, financial investors and heads of multinational corporations gathered from across the globe for CleanTech Forum Europe to turn the discussion of sustainability on its head around to attract adopters.
Featured on a panel of innovators exploring “How the Construction Business is Transforming Problems into Solutions,” Schuler explained that the cement and concrete industry is re-inventing itself through new and efficient processes and partnerships with innovative startups to not only reverse its environmental impact, but to make improvements to the whole supply chain of building development.
“This gathering marks the continuation of a much-needed conversation about overcoming barriers to industry adoption by focusing on solving their problems first. Then we can go about initiating the sustainability discussion,” said Schuler.
The panel of leaders from the cement and concrete sector came together to find creative solutions for the industry that is the second largest emitter of CO₂ in the world. Panelists included Felix Heisel of ETH Zurich; Ali El Hariri, co-founder and CEO of BulldozAIR; Ludovic Salle, regional director of Suez; Michel Gimenez, director of Prospective Business at LafargeHolcim; and Dr. Colin Hills, technical director of Carbon8 Systems.
“This panel represents the most inspiring array of entrepreneurs across our industry who are on the edge of radical transformation,” said panel moderator Gunther Walenta, senior climate change manager at LafargeHolcim. “It is a true honor to gather leaders in the cement and concrete community to discuss new and groundbreaking sustainable solutions for an industry so resistant to change.”
“We look forward to sparking discussions about real solutions that are inspired directly by the problem,” commented Schuler.
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About Solidia Technologies®
Solidia Technologies® makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building materials. Solidia’s patented technology starts with a sustainable cement, cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reduces carbon emissions up to 70%, and recycles 60 to 100% of the water used in production. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the resulting CO2-cured concrete products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours. Based in Piscataway, N.J. (USA), Solidia’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, BASF, BP, LafargeHolcim, Total Energy Ventures, Bill Joy and other private investors. Follow Solidia Technologies at www.solidiatech.com and on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter: @SolidiaCO2.
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NEW BRUNSWICK N.J., April 8, 2016—Leading scientists and innovators from academia and industry gathered at Rutgers University for the 2016 Malcolm G. McLaren Symposium to share their experiences helping transition a “Green Cement and Concrete” technology from the research lab to market. A central focus were new processes for developing sustainable cement and CO2-cured concrete, which, combined, reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70 percent, and that are now being commercialized by Solidia Technologies® after their original discovery in the Rutgers’ Department of Material Sciences and Engineering, which hosted the day-long symposium.
Ellis Gartner, Ph.D., former scientific director for Chemistry at LafargeHolcim’s Central Research Laboratory in Paris and now visiting professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Imperial College London, presented the M.G. McLaren Distinguished Lecture, entitled “An Overview on Green Cement Technology.” Exploring the various hurdles green cement must overcome to be accepted by the industry, Dr. Gartner explained, “The acceptance criteria for alternative cements are, however, very stringent, because Portland cement is cheap, robust, and also very familiar to most users due to over a century of use.”
Win showcases Solidia’s commitment to excellence and dedication to helping the surrounding community
PISCATAWAY, N.J., December 9, 2015—Solidia Technologies® has been named Business of the Year by NJBiz, an award which honors New Jersey’s most dynamic businesses for their outstanding contributions to the state’s business community, economy and workforce. Winners are selected by a panel of judges based on factors such as innovation, leadership and growth.
“We created a workplace based on building a community,” said Solidia’s President and CEO Tom Schuler. “We celebrate everyone’s successes and work as a team so that each individual has the opportunity for progress. Giving back to the community at large is fundamental to who we are; we see it as critical to our success. We encourage team members to build families and connections to the area to help it grow with us.”
The Business of the Year program honors companies of all sizes. The awards are divided into five categories with awards for Business of the Year (1-50 employees), Business of the Year (51-100 employees), Business of the Year (101+ employees), Corporate Citizen of the Year, and Emerging Business of the Year. Solidia was named Business of the Year in the 51-100 employee category. NJBiz previously named Solidia a 2014 Best Place to Work in New Jersey.
Solidia Technologies is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO₂ to create superior and sustainable building and construction materials. Their patented technologies start with sustainable Solidia Cement™ and cure concrete with CO₂ instead of water, reducing carbon emissions up to 70% and recycling 60-100% of the water used in production.
Solidia addresses an urgent business and societal need while profitably supporting an industry seeking to improve production methods that haven’t changed significantly in nearly 200 years. If the global cement industry were to adopt Solidia’s technologies today, it would achieve its 2050 global carbon reduction goals in three years and save two billion tons of water each year.
Carbon footprint of cement and concrete can be reduced up to 70% with 100% water recovery
DENVER, Co., Nov. 11, 2015—Solidia Technologies’ novel utilization of carbon dioxide in concrete curing was featured as a leading emerging technology in civil infrastructure during the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall 2015 Convention taking place this week in Denver.
Solidia Cement™, which is silicate-based and has a low-calcium content, gains strength through carbonation instead of hydration. Presenting findings of “CO2-Cured Concrete based on Calcium Silicate Cement (CSC),” Solidia Technologies Principal Scientist Sada Sahu, Ph.D., explained that, when compared to Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), 30 percent less CO₂ is emitted during the production of Solidia Cement. Additionally, Solidia Cement-based concrete (CSC) can consume up to 300 kg of CO₂ per ton of cement during the curing process.
“When the reduced CO2 emissions associated with Solidia Cement production are considered along with the ability of that cement to consume CO2 during concrete curing, the CO2 footprint associated with the manufacturing and use of cement can be reduced by up to 70 percent compared to OPC. As water is not consumed during the curing process, the mix water can be recovered and recycled.”
For the second consecutive year, ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) showcased Solidia as a leading innovator in the field. Participating on its “Emerging Technologies in Civil Infrastructure” panel, Senior Researcher Deepak Ravikumar, Ph.D., presented “Solidia Technologies: Combining a Novel Non-Hydraulic Cement Chemistry with a Unique Technology to Cure CO2.”
Commenting on the panel discussion, Dr. Ravikumar said, “Sustainable solutions are so important to this industry, since cement and concrete production accounts for up to five percent of global CO₂ emissions. We discussed ways to reduce energy consumption, the use of various SCM’s, or an alternative fuel source to make cement, but it is clear Solidia is the only all-encompassing solution.”
Currently in commercialization for large- and small-scale applications, Solidia’s additional R&D collaborators include LafargeHolcim, CDS Group, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the EPA, Rutgers University, Purdue University, Ohio University, and the University of South Florida.
Focused on the theme, “Constructability,” ACI’s Fall Concrete Convention and Exposition drew leaders in the field from across the globe, including chemists, scientists and frontrunners in concrete innovation. Presentations were also made by Solidia investors and R&D partners, LafargeHolcim and BASF.
BEIJING, October 14, 2015—Leading scientists and innovators in cement and concrete gathered from across the globe for the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) heard results of new cement and an innovative new CO2 curing process from Solidia Technologies that significantly reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete while using the same raw materials as traditional cement and concrete.
Presenting the paper, “CO₂- Reducing Cement Based on Calcium Silicates,” Solidia’s Principal Scientist Sada Sahu, Ph.D., shared the test results that demonstrated concrete made using Solidia Cement™ can achieve a reduction in CO₂ emissions up to 70 percent as compared to conventional Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)-based concrete.
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, October 14, 2015—Solidia Technologies® was showcased as a visionary leader advancing sustainable solutions for industry during the annual Cement Industry Suppliers’ Forum (CSIF), which brings together frontrunners in the sector and leading field publications. Solidia’s presentation included results of multiple tests of Solidia Cement™-based concrete that demonstrated the performance, properties and added value associated with the technology, including its impact on reducing the carbon footprint of cement and concrete.
Innovation makes sustainable practices profitable for building materials industry
PISCATAWAY, N.J., September 15, 2015—Solidia Technologies® announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent that will offer the global construction and materials industry a way to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the production of cement and provide concrete manufacturers a sustainable way to make concrete that is stronger, cheaper to produce and faster to cure.
In U.S. Patent No. 9,095,815, “Systems and Methods for Capture and Sequestration of Gases and Compositions Derived Therefrom,” a process of creating a solid ceramic form by requisitioning greenhouse gases with a chemical, non-hydraulic bond is described. This innovation, when applied to concrete, drastically reduces reaction time for hardening, because the concrete does not need to cure over a period of weeks. This is an innovative departure from common production practice in the concrete industry, where traditional concrete products require up to 28 days of curing time.
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) Invites Submissions for Second Round of $35 Million International Carbon Use Competition
EDMONTON, ALBERTA—The Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is inviting submissions for the second round of the $35 million international CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. The competition seeks out technologies from around the world that can turn captured carbon dioxide emissions into useful products while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
White paper details results for freeze-thaw and scaling resistance compared to traditional concrete
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 1, 2015—Tests conducted by engineers at Purdue University and Solidia Technologies® show that concrete cured with carbon dioxide (CO2) performs comparably or better than traditional Portland Cement-based concrete for resistance to cold weather and exposure to extreme conditions.
“On multiple indicators, our findings underscore comparable or favorable performance of the calcium silicate-based carbonated concrete under severe conditions,” said Purdue University Professor of Civil Engineering Jan Olek, Ph.D., P.E., who co-directs the ongoing research with Purdue Professor Jason Weiss, Ph.D.
Included in a white paper released today, results of freezing-thawing tests of performed on two types of CO2-cured concrete show that the product has good freeze-thaw resistance and scaling resistance. Starting with sustainable cement, the CO2-curing technology reduces water consumption in the production of concrete up to 80 percent, carbon emissions up to 70 percent, and the curing time to one day.
Entitled “Performance of Calcium Silicate based Carbonated Concretes vs. Hydrated Concretes under Freeze-thaw Environments,” the paper’s authors include Purdue graduate student HyunGu Jeong, Purdue Professor Jan Olek, Ph.D., PE, and Solidia Technologies Senior Research Scientist Jitendra Jain, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development
PARIS, April 28, 2015—Lafarge has reached a new milestone in its partnership with US start-up Solidia Technologies® with the signing of an agreement to commercialize an innovative technology allowing a significant reduction in the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete.
The patented technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process and utilizes CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. It reduces the carbon footprint of the end-to-end process by up to 70%.
LONDON, April 16, 2015—Solidia Technologies® was showcased as a leading sustainable innovator during the first “Making Concrete Greener” conference of the UK Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) held this week in London. The presentation included results of multiple tests of Solidia Cement™-based concrete and demonstrated the performance, properties, and added value associated with the technology, as well as its carbon impact.
The “Making Concrete Greener” conference was convened to examine sustainable solutions for the concrete industry, which has faced increasing pressure to reduce the amount of carbon emitted during the manufacturing process. It attracted chemists, students, researchers and leaders from the construction, concrete and concrete products manufacturing and related industries across the UK.
DALLAS, TX, March 19, 2015—Investigators from the University of South Florida (USF) reported that steel rebar reinforcement in concrete cured with carbon dioxide (CO2) performed well in initial tests for corrosion resistance in high humidity and fresh water environments.
Presenting the poster, “Evaluating Corrosion Resistance of Reinforcing Steel in a Novel Type of Concrete,” at NACE 2015 Corrosion Conference, graduate student Andrea Ramirez Marquina reported on investigations of the behavior of different types of steel rebar in Calcium Silicate-based Cement Concrete (CSCC).
R&D strives to make it easy and profitable for industry to adopt technology that lowers production cost, improves performance and helps meet carbon reduction targets
PISCATAWAY and ROCKAWAY, N.J., January 14, 2015—U.S. start-up Solidia Technologies® signed a partnership agreement with CDS Group, the world’s largest curing and drying specialist company, to collaborate on the development of equipment designed to cure concrete with carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of water for precast applications. The innovations will include technological upgrades for existing curing chambers and the design and manufacture of new curing chambers to accommodate Solidia’s patented CO2-curing process.
WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2015—Engineers from Purdue University reported that carbon dioxide (CO2)-cured concrete performed better than traditional ordinary Portland Cement-based concrete for exposure to high salt concentrations during presentations at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, DC.
PARIS, December 9, 2014—Total Energy Ventures (TEV), the venture capital arm of French energy company Total, is investing in Solidia Technologies, which has developed a process that uses carbon dioxide to manufacture sustainable cement and concrete.
Solidia has been working since 2008 to develop new cement chemistry, using technology based on research conducted by Richard Riman at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The company, which holds 26 patents, offers a process that reduces the carbon footprint of the end-to-end cement and concrete manufacturing process by 70%, uses carbon dioxide to cure the concrete, and allows 60 to 100% of the water used to be recycled.
Disruptive technology reduces CO2 footprint and production costs of cement and concrete, offering superior product performance, reduced water usage and shorter curing times
PISCATAWAY, N.J., December 9, 2014—Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KCPB), Bright Capital, BASF, and BP have recommitted to Solidia Technologies® and are joined in the U.S. start-up’s Series C Round by Lafarge, Total Energy Ventures, Bill Joy and other private investors. Solidia is a cement and concrete technology company commercializing patented processes that make it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building and construction materials.
HOLMES BEACH, Fla., Nov.13, 2014—Concrete made with calcium silicate cement, commercially known as Solidia Cement™, resists degradation after exposure to sulfate solution, according to research presented at the XV Annual Anna Maria Workshop on Concrete Technology. Featuring leading scholars and innovators in concrete technology from the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Norway and South Africa, this year’s invite-only conference focused on durability and service life prediction of concretes.
WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 31, 2014—Engineers from Purdue University reported that carbon dioxide (CO2)-cured concrete performed comparably or better than traditional ordinary Portland Cement-based concrete for resistance to cold weather and exposure to extreme conditions during presentations to the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fall 2014 Convention taking place this week in Washington, DC. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the patented processes of Solidia Technologies® under investigation by the team of researchers starts with a sustainable cement, cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent, and recycles 60 to 100 percent of the water used in production.
Technology points to untapped commodity value of CO2; Research findings include reduced water usage and shorter curing time of Solidia Cement-based, CO2-cured concrete
PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 30, 2014—The next phase of a four-year research and development project supporting the commercialization of Solidia Technologies’ carbon dioxide-reducing cement and concrete processes will commence with the commitment of an additional $752,000 from the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Solidia Technologies CEO Tom Schuler recommends start-ups ‘First, make it good business, then make it green,’ at Global Cleantech 100 Summit
WASHINGTON, DC, October 8, 2014—On the heels of his startup being named to the Global Cleantech 100 List, Tom Schuler, CEO of Solidia Technologies®, shared his experience leading a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent in cement and concrete production at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit, hosted this week by Cleantech Group.
CO2-reducing cement and concrete technology is recognized as among the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology
WASHINGTON DC, October 7, 2014—Solidia Technologies®, a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces carbon emissions up to 70 percent in cement and concrete and offers a profitable pathway to sustainability, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech 100 hosted by the Cleantech Group.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014—Identified by the Strategic Development Council (SDC) as an innovative technology that could advance the concrete industry, Solidia Technologies® was featured during SDC’s Fall Forum this week in San Francisco. Solidia Research Scientist and Project Engineer Deepak Ravikumar, Ph.D., presented “Charting a Profitable Path to Green with Superior Performance and Savings” to industry leaders during SDC’s Technology Showcases.
Technology points to untapped commodity value of CO2; Benefits include superior product performance, reduced water usage and shorter curing times
Technology leaders explore “Developing the Technologies and Infrastructure for CCS”; Solidia technology trials demonstrate 70% reduction of CO2 emissions in cement and concrete production
PITTSBURGH, Pa., August 13, 2014—Solidia Techologies® Chief Technology Officer Nicholas DeCristofaro, Ph.D., presented results of trials on the “Utilization of CO2…
Technology points to untapped commodity value of CO2; Research findings include reduced water usage and shorter curing time of Solidia Cement-based, CO2-cured concrete
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 2, 2014—The carbon footprint of the cement and concrete industry will be smaller, and commercialization of a new sustainable cement and concrete will be accelerated, thanks to a four-year…
Co-inventor and Solidia R&D Director Vahit Atakan presents “From Invention to Market”
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 28, 2014—Solidia Technologies® was featured as a leading innovation of New Jersey at the NJ: State of Invention Conference today at the Rutgers University Alexander Library. Co-inventor and Solidia Technologies Director of Research and Development Vahit Atakan, Ph.D., presented…
Easy-to-adopt materials reduce carbon footprint of concrete products up to 70%, water consumption up to 80%, and curing time to one day
PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 22, 2014—The U.S. Patents Office awarded two new patents to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, that describe sustainable concrete products that cure and harden by consuming carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of water….
New CO2-curing technology reduces water consumption by up to 80%, CO2 emissions by up to 70%, and curing time to one day
PISCATAWAY, N.J., April 24, 2014—A white paper on water use in the global production of cement and concrete finds that a savings approaching two billion tons, or two trillion liters, of water per year could be realized…
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) names winners for round one of $35 million international carbon use competition
EDMONTON, Can.,—The Alberta-based Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has named 24 winners for the first round of the organization’s $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses…
“Real Time” Case History at Tom Tom Founders Festival Assembles Market Sector Leaders Building Infrastructure for New Green Technology
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 11, 2014—Enhanced performance features, big markets and profitability are among the key factors to successfully integrate green innovations into industry, according to a panel of industry sector leaders speaking at the Tom Tom Founders Festival. A start-up executive, a venture capitalist, a government scientist, and an executive from a global industry leader detailed their roles in driving market adoption, drawing first-hand from their collaboration for Solidia Technologies®…
What: A “real-life, real-time case history” of shepherding green technology to market at the Tom Tom Founders Festival.
Who: The Start-up: Tom Schuler, CEO, Solidia Technologies®; The Investor: Jan van Dokkum, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Beyers; The Government Scientist: Jonathan Porter, Chief Scientist, US Federal Highway Admin.; and The Industry Leader: Peter Quail, VP Lafarge – Precast Concrete, Innovation Division
Identifying game-changing, scalable innovations with highest potential for global impact, recognition positions Solidia as leading sustainable investment
PISCATAWAY N.J., March 13, 2014—Solidia Technologies® was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Katerva Award for its patented processes that reduce carbon emissions up to 70 percent in the production of cement and concrete, offering the…
Piscataway, N.J., February 27, 2014—Solidia Technologies® has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.
The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program honors 100 companies, including 62 small/medium-sized…
Solidia Technologies’ white paper details CO2 curing, chemical properties, product performance and ease of adoption
PISCATAWAY, N.J., February 19, 2014—Test results released today in a white paper by Solidia Technologies show that a new technology that cures…
Easily adaptable to conventional production, patented technology increases performance, saves production cost, time and water, and lowers CO2 emissions up to 70%
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., February 7, 2014—The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) featured the new CO2-reducing cement and concrete technology developed by Solidia Technologies as one of the latest innovations in concrete masonry at its ICON-Xchange meeting today…
PISCATAWAY, N.J., December 17, 2013—In the first of a two-part white paper series, Solidia Technologies® details the chemical properties, manufacture and performance qualities of a sustainable cement that, combined with its concrete counterpart, can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete products up to 70% …
Aims to evaluate transportation infrastructure applications of sustainable cement and concrete
PISCATAWAY, N.J., November 18, 2013—Solidia Technologies® and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are engaged in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to investigate…
Disruptive technology in cement and concrete has strong viability as sustainable technology investment.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., November 6, 2013—Solidia Technologies® was shortlisted to the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, underscoring to investors its promise as a sustainable innovation on the rise. Solidia ranked in the top 300 of the nearly 6,000 companies nominated through a survey of global investors…
PARIS, October 7, 2013—Lafarge has signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up Solidia Technologies® to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of pre-cast concrete. The technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing…
Added value must accompany smaller footprint for sustainability to sell, contends CEO as Solidia showcased as leading innovator by Cement Sustainability Initiative.
VANCOUVER, Canada, October 3, 2013—“Sustainability must stand on its own two feet,” declared Solidia Technologies® CEO Tom Schuler…
European Energy Venture Fair showcases Solidia’s patented technologies that reduce CO2 emissions by 70 percent in production of cement and concrete.
ZURICH, Switzerland, September 12, 2013—The Energy Venture Forum, a non-profit association of energy investors promoting clean technology, green investments, research and dialogue, identified…
In commercialization, disruptive technology reduces CO₂ emissions up to 70 percent in cement and concrete, offering industry a profitable path to sustainability
NEW YORK, August 12, 2013—Solidia Technologies® CEO Tom Schuler presented Cleantech investors the opportunity to reduce carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in construction and building materials up to 70 percent today during the…
Award-winning technology offers building materials industry profitable path to reduce CO2 emissions up to 70 percent.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 25, 2013—Solidia Technologies® has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, for a patented technology that…
In commercialization, disruptive technology offers building materials industry profitable path to reduce CO2 emissions up to 70 percent
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 17, 2013—Solidia Cement™ was honored as one of 2013’s top 100 innovations with the R&D 100 Award. Considered the “Oscars of Innovation,” the R&D 100 Awards identify revolutionary technologies newly introduced…
BASF participates in $27 million financing round Solidia’s technology platform produces cementitious materials for construction in a process that consumes CO2
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and Piscataway, N.J., February 1, 2012—BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing $5 million in Solidia Technologies, Inc. as part of a $27 million financing round. The current round of…