Canadian Manufacturing

Progressive Planet to receive glass from Recycle BC to produce additive for the cement industry

by CM staff   

Manufacturing Cleantech agreement cement industry CO2emissions Progressive Planet Recycle BC

B.C.'s post-consumer glass will be transformed into PozGlass™ 100G and sequester Progressive Planet's CO2emissions.

KAMLOOPS — Progressive Planet reached an agreement with Recycle BC for a steady supply of post-consumer glass for the manufacture of a new ingredient to reduce CO2 emissions from cement.

The recycled glass will be used to make PozGlass 100G (PozGlass) at Progressive Planet’s PozGlass Pilot Plant, which will begin construction in 2023. PozGlass is a replacement for Portland cement and fly ash from coal plants, which are now used in concrete and release large amounts of CO2 in the manufacturing process.

The cement industry currently emits more than eight per cent of global CO2. When PozGlass is used at a cement plant, it is expected to reduce emissions by sequestering CO2 and being mixed with Portland cement at up to a 50 per cent ratio.

“Our objective is to help the cement industry reduce its carbon footprint,” said Ian Grant, COO, Progressive Planet: We have developed PozGlass, here in British Columbia, to reduce the use of carbon emitting ingredients of cement and sequester CO2 stack emissions created in the cement manufacturing process.”



Stories continue below