Solidia Technologies® is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building materials. Solidia’s patented technology starts with a sustainable cement, cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reduces carbon emissions up to 70% and energy consumption up to 30%, and recycles 60 to 80% of the water used in production. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the resulting CO2-cured concrete products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours.
Concrete is the most widely used material in the world. For every ton of cement produced, a ton of CO2 is released into the atmosphere. The production of cement, which is used to make concrete, is responsible for 5-7% of total global carbon emissions—the world’s second largest CO2 emitter.
Driven by the philosophy, “It can't just be green, it has to be better," Solidia has overcome the biggest obstacles to disruptive innovations: ease and cost of adoption. For over 50 years, scientists have tried to cure concrete with CO2 knowing the resulting product would be stronger and more durable; Solidia Concrete™ is the first to become commercially viable.
By saving manufacturers time, water, energy and money and reducing inventory storage costs with higher-performing products, Solidia has made adopting a sustainable innovation smart business.
Currently in commercialization for large- and small-scale applications, Solidia’s R&D collaborators include LafargeHolcim, Air Liquide, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration, DOE ’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Rutgers University, Purdue University, Ohio University, and the University of South Florida.
Solidia’s honors include: 2017 ERA Grand Challenge (formerly CCEMC) Second Round Finalist, 2016 Sustainia 100; 2015 NJBiz Business of the Year; 2014 Global Cleantech 100; 2013 R&D Top 100; 2014 Best Place to Work in NJ; 2014 CCEMC Grand Challenge First Round finalist; 2013 Katerva Award finalist; and MIT’s Climate CoLab shortlist.