Ozinga will offer concrete made with CarbonCure’s CO2-recycling technology across the Greater Chicago Area, as it announced today three additional installations of CarbonCure's technology. Ozinga was so impressed with the environmental and economic benefits that the technology provides, that it decided to adopt the technology at its Lemont, Northside, and Des Plaines plants.
Since adopting CarbonCure's technology, Ozinga’s leadership in sustainability has been recognized by the local design community. After installing the CarbonCure technology in their Chinatown plant, Ozinga was awarded the US Green Building Council’s Emerald Award for Environmental Excellence.
CarbonCure’s technology is helping more than 50 concrete producers like Ozinga save on their production costs, while also allowing producers to offer green concrete to the growing green building and green transportation markets.
CarbonCure's technology offers concrete producers an opportunity to recycle waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into concrete to increase its environmental, material and economic performance. Not only is the CO2 permanently converted into a solid mineral within the concrete, but the addition of CO2 also improves the compressive strength of concrete. This allows concrete producers to optimize their mix designs to unlock operational cost savings.
“The partnership with CarbonCure has helped us gain recognition for our environmental initiatives, while also improving our bottom line,” says executive vice president, Paul Ozinga. “Since installing CarbonCure’s technology, we’ve become known as the green concrete provider in the Chicago area, which has helped us secure specifications for new green projects such as the upcoming +PlusHouse houses.”
Ozinga’s next feature green project, the new +PlusHouse project, is a LEED Silver residential development project that incorporates a variety of green technologies and practices to improve air quality and energy savings.
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 per cent 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. Learn more at www.carboncure.com.
Ozinga is a fourth-generation family-owned business providing concrete, materials, energy and logistics solutions. For over 85 years, Ozinga has offered the highest quality and best service in its communities. Ozinga now produces concrete made with CarbonCure’s technology at their Des Plaines, Chinatown, Lemont, and North Side ready-mix plants. Learn more at www.ozinga.com.
CarbonCure Technologies is an Innovacorp investment portfolio company.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 28, 2017