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CarbonCure signs cleantech deal with Ohio concrete producer

CarbonCure's technology produces concrete products that make use of post-industrial carbon dioxide gas



carbon_cure_concrete_mar2014HALIFAX—CarbonCure Technologies Inc., a cleantech company based in Halifax, N.S., has signed a deal with Ohio-based Snyder Brick & Block to begin producing low carbon concrete products for the Ohio building market.

Snyder, in operation since 1949, has four manufacturing facilities and eight showrooms.

CarbonCure will install its retrofit carbon dioxide sequestration technology at Snyder’s Columbus and Monroe concrete plants.

The technology produces concrete products that make use of post-industrial carbon dioxide gas (CO2). When added during the concrete-making process, the waste CO2 is converted back into a mineral—making a stronger, more environmentally friendly product.

“We’re excited to start using this innovative technology,” said Mark Snyder, vice-president of Snyder Concrete. “We’ve made the decision to promote and manufacture low-carbon products so that we can appeal to sustainable construction projects such as LEED, while contributing to a positive long term impact on future generations.”

Snyder’s newest manufacturing facility also features a rainwater collection system, which allows them to reintroduce rainwater into their concrete mix design.

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