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Northstar Supplies Carbon Recycling Concrete to the Greater Edmonton Area

Through a new partnership with CarbonCure Technologies, Northstar now produces concrete that recycles captured carbon dioxide to create stronger and more sustainable concrete.  

Edmonton-AB - Northstar Concrete Ltd. has recently become the first ready mix concrete producer in the Greater-Edmonton Area to announce that they are now producing concrete that recycles carbon dioxide into their concrete.

Through a new partnership with Canadian-based CarbonCure Technologies, Northstar’s ready mix plant recycles waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into concrete to increase its environmental, material, and economic performance. The technology allows for CO2 to be permanently converted into a solid mineral within the concrete, without negatively impacting the concrete’s properties

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Northstar supplying concrete to residential projects

CarbonCure’s technology is helping more than 60 concrete producers across North America like Northstar supply more sustainable concrete to offer cities and communities an affordable means to build resilient and greener infrastructure. Northstar is the second producer in Alberta to announce it has adopted CarbonCure’s technology. Last October, BURNCO Rock Products announced they installed CarbonCure’s technology in their Calgary ready mix plant.

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Although Northstar is a relatively young plant, the management team members are veterans with 50 years of experience in the concrete industry. Northstar was started in 2005 when Northstar’s owners, Rob Van Diesen, Massimo Spoletini, and Mario Senk and their team seized the opportunity to support residential growth in the Greater Edmonton Area. To support the increasing demand for greener building materials, Northstar decided to introduce CarbonCure’s technology into their mix design.

“It’s important to us to build with our future communities in mind” says Spolentini. “We decided to adopt CarbonCure’s technology to contribute to the momentum in sustainable building that we’re seeing from the architectural, engineering, and design communities by giving them access to concrete that recycles carbon dioxide into our concrete at an affordable price.”

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In 2016, the city of Edmonton laid the ground work for The Way We Green, an action plan to create a sustainable and resilient greater Edmonton Area by 2030. Some of the goals outlined in the plan include making Edmonton a carbon neutral city, and keeping the city resilient to climate change disturbances.

CarbonCure’s technology has already been used in hundreds of projects across North America and it can help contribute to numerous environmental stewardship programs such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.)

About Northstar Concrete Ltd.

Northstar Concrete Ltd. specializes in servicing the concrete and gravel needs of top quality residential, industrial and commerial builders and contractors in the Greater Edmonton Area. Northstar’s owners have been serving the Alberta market for over 50 years and they pride themselves in providing a complete package from preparation and gravel to concrete supply, delivery, pumping, placing and finishing. For more information, contact: massimo@northstarconcrete.ca or visit http://www.northstarconcrete.ca/.

About CarbonCure Technologies Inc.

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. CarbonCure’s technology is now being used to reduce concrete’s environmental footprint and provide production cost savings for more than 60 concrete producers across North America. CarbonCure is part of a growing industry of CO2-utilization technologies that are expected to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030. CarbonCure’s technology is currently operational in a growing number of concrete plants across North America, including several of the world’s largest vertically-integrated cement and concrete companies. CarbonCure is one of 23 semi-finalists in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, which has been called the Nobel prize for climate technologies. For more information, contact info@carboncure.com or visit carboncure.com.

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