The Carbon XPRIZE is a $20 million competition that challenges teams to develop breakthrough technologies that convert the most CO2 into one or more products with the highest net value. Co-sponsored by NRG and COSIA, the multi-year competition is designed to address CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, a leading contributor to climate change.
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 up to 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. For more information, visit www.carboncure.com.
“We believe that our technology will fundamentally change the way concrete is made globally. We're pushing the envelope on innovation, and establishing key partnerships with some of the most influential industry players, in order to demonstrate to the world that this technology will play a key role in driving down global CO2 emissions.”
- Robert Niven, Founder and CEO,
CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
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Praxair, Inc., is a Fortune 300 company with 2015 sales of $11 billion, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information, visit www.praxair.com.
"As a leading supplier of captured and purified CO2 for numerous industrial applications, Praxair supports CarbonCure’s vision of developing economically beneficial uses for CO2."
- Abdul-Aziz Rashad
Global Market Director, Praxair, Inc.
Cementos Argos S.A. (OTCMKTS: CMTOY US and CMTRY US), catalogued at Construction Materials Industry Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, is a Colombia-based company engaged in the production of cement, aggregates and concrete products. The company operates cement and concrete production plants located throughout Colombia, Central America, the Caribbean and the United States. The Argos USA operation includes more than 300 ready mix plants, four cement plants, three grinding facilities, and 20 cement terminals, located throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit Argos.co or Argos-US.com.
“Argos is excited about joining CarbonCure’s XPRIZE team, as the challenge aligns well with our vision of promoting innovation and sustainability in the cement and concrete sectors.”
- Lucas Moreno, VP of Innovation, Argos
Thomas Concrete is headquartered in Sweden and operates 138 plants across Germany, Poland, Norway and the US. The company's environmental policy lies at the heart of its identity. The Thomas mandate is to "continuously strive to develop solutions for a sustainable socity of tomorrow", and to "integrate all business measures to reach this goal." Thomas Concrete shares the XPRIZE vision of converting CO2 emissions into valuable products to satisfy the market demand for low carbon building materials. CarbonCure’s CO2 recycling technology is currently available in its Atlanta, Buckhead, Cumming, Doraville, Gainesville and Suwanee, Georgia plants. Learn more at www.thomasconcrete.com.
“Thomas Concrete is committed to doing what's best for our employees, customers, community and enviornment. The CarbonCure technology helps us live up to the high standards that our customers expect from us. The decision to expand the CarbonCure technology across further plants was a no-brainer."
- John Cook, Director of Technical Services
BURNCO Rock Products is a 104 year old, fourth generation aggregate construction materials business with over sixty locations in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Texas. A family business based in Calgary, BURNCO produces high quality aggregates, paving asphalt and ready mix concrete and also operates a network of retail landscape centres. For more information, visit www.burnco.com.
“Albertans are becoming increasingly concerned with finding solutions to mitigate carbon emissions. We at BURNCO are proud to contribute towards a solution to carbon, while providing Albertans with the highest quality concrete.”
- Norm Kuntz, Calgary District Manager
Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES) was founded in 2008 in response to a growing need for solutions to sustainability problems within the energy industry. SES is primarily focused on the development and commercialization of Cryogenic Carbon Capture™, a patented carbon capture technology developed in 2008. Since its founding, SES has filed several additional patents on multiple technologies to help realize SES' mission: Create practical solutions to help solve energy problems on a regional and global scale. For more information, visit www.SESinnovation.com.
"Sustainable Energy Solutions is thrilled to be a part of CarbonCure's team to compete in the Carbon XPRIZE, and look forward to demonstrating our CO2-capture technology in the project."
- Kyler Stitt
Vice President of Engineering
Sustainable Energy Solutions
Southern Company is an industry leader in conducting robust, proprietary research and development of new, innovative energy technologies. Southern Company R&D includes the nation's largest demonstration of carbon capture on a pulverized-coal power plant at subsidiary Alabama Power's Plant Barry, and the development of Transport Integrated Gasification, or TRIG™, the 21st century coal technology at the center of subsidiary Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility. Southern Company manages and operates the National Carbon Capture Center for the U.S. Department of Energy, working with scientists and technology developers to advance technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal- and natural gas-based power generation. For more information, visit www.