The New Jersey-based company on Monday (23rd May) said he wants to use his new funds to develop processes for producing additional synthetic cementitious materials by direct capture and use of CO2 flue gas flow from an active cement plant.
Working on the above, it is hoped that Solidia will develop an efficient carbonation method of Solidia Cement™ on a laboratory scale and perform tests in mortar and concrete to determine the suitability of this material as a substitute for cement in the concrete.
Each of the above efforts will be funded by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Russell Hill, CEO of Solidia, said, “We are proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy to continue to innovate and ultimately fulfill our mission to provide commercially viable decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions for global industries. construction and building materials.
“The DOE funding will advance our CCUS technologies and synthetic SCMs that can be easily integrated into Portland cement-based concrete formulations, providing manufacturers with an environmentally and economically sustainable solution, both reducing the carbon footprint and offering an alternative to traditional SCMs, which are increasingly rare. »