Addressing Global Challenges

The global challenges facing our planet are dramatic and interwoven. Population growth, rapid urbanization, infrastructure decline, accelerating carbon dioxide levels, water scarcity, climate change and global warming—these are as interdependent as the diverse sectors of society that need to come together to craft workable solutions.

There is no silver bullet. The challenges are of such magnitude and urgency that they necessitate a new vision of sustainability, of equal parts creativity and practicality. Solutions must move beyond the de rigueur punch list of the past—promotion of recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation—to an interaction of cross-sectoral communities whose purpose is to innovate and facilitate collaboration by the broadest spectrum of society.

What can individuals, communities, organizations, governments and business do to reverse or mitigate the threats to a healthy and bright future for the generations to come? How can we build the “mega-cities” of the future sustainably?

Where Challenge and Opportunity Meet

Ensuring the health of the planet will require the full deployment of scientific and technological discovery to address these threats. Only a purposeful community of innovators will be able to transport sustainable technologies from discovery to application to market.

At Solidia Technologies, we develop sustainable technologies that are anchored in science and powered by the marketplace. Solidia exists where challenge and opportunity meet on a variety of global issues. We have the potential to deliver profitable, game-changing solutions to every corner of the world by employing some of the world’s most ubiquitous materials—cement and concrete, along with one of its most problematic pollutants—CO2.

CO2 emissions, the heat-trapping gas that stokes global warming, have climbed to unprecedented heights not seen since before the dawn of humanity. And the problem escalates.1 “Some experts think the level of the heat-trapping gas could triple or even quadruple before emissions are reined in. [In May 2013] the level of carbon dioxide passed a milestone of 400 parts per million at the flagship monitoring station atop Mauna Loa, in Hawaii, evidence that efforts to control emissions are failing.”2

When the reduced CO2 emissions associated with Solidia Cement™ production are coupled with the ability of Solidia Concrete™ to sequester CO2 during curing, the carbon footprint of the concrete products can reduced up to 70%.

For over 50 years, scientists have been trying to cure concrete with CO2 knowing the resulting product would be stronger and more stable. Solidia Technologies is the first to make this commercially viable. We are driven by a vision of the world: Where CO2 is a high-value commodity and sustainability is an engine for profitability and growth℠

1. “Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide,” Earth System Research Laboratory
2. “Justin Gillis Archive,” The New York Times