FRESNO, Calif. (July 11, 2017) – Outback Materials has partnered with CarbonCure Technologies in order to provide environmentally friendly concrete to Central California projects, including the high-profile California High-Speed Rail project. This partnership solidifies Outback's commitment to help contribute to California’s environmental targets.
Source: Outback Materials
“I think it’s important for this industry to align with California’s environmental commitments by adopting greener technologies,” says Outback CEO, Curtis Lovett. “Partnering with CarbonCure is an essential piece in doing our part to improve air quality and preserve the environment.”
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Outback has been dedicated to providing high-quality concrete from six local locations to the Central Valley for 50 years, and this new equipment will improve not only the environmental impact of the concrete they produce, but the overall integrity of the material, as well. CarbonCure’s technology, which will be installed in Outback’s Fresno plant, chemically sequesters waste CO2 in the concrete during the manufacturing process.
"It is truly an honour for CarbonCure have the opportunity to partner with a great producer like Outback Materials and to partake in an infrastructure project with the magnitude of the California High-Speed Rail," says CarbonCure CEO, Robert Niven. "If CarbonCure's technology were used to produce the concrete for the rest of the first construction package, spanning from Madera to Fresno, the carbon reductions would be equivalent to the amount of CO2 consumed by 3200 acres of American forest over a year."
Once completed, Phase 1 of the High-Speed Rail will connect San Francisco and Anaheim, and Phase 2 will eventually expand to Sacramento and San Diego. Outback will supply nearly half a million cubic yards of concrete for the first sections of the project, part of a 29-mile-long segment connecting Madera and Fresno counties in which there are 25 concrete structures.
About Outback Materials
Outback Materials is a locally-owned, certified small business established in 1968 to supply ready-mixed concrete, rock and sand to customers in the foothill and mountain areas in the Central Valley. Today, Outback supplies concrete and aggregates from five locations: Auberry, Fresno, Friant, Mariposa, and Oakhurst. Their focus on customer service and taking on the most difficult jobs has earned them a reputation for excellence and dependability. For more information about Outback Materials, call (559) 683-3131 or visit OutbackMaterials.com.
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 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 27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit CarbonCure.com.
About California High Speed Rail Authority
The California High Speed Rail project is the first system of its kind in the nation and now has more than 119 miles of construction underway in the Central Valley. The high-speed rail alignment will connect mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development, create jobs and provide significant project opportunities for small businesses. By 2029, the system will connect San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin, and passengers will be able to commute between the hubs in under three hours at speeds of over 200 miles an hour. For more information, visit HSR.ca.gov.
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