Decarbonization tech provider works to fast-track commercialization with proximity to construction and building materials industries and CO₂ sources
Submitted by Solidia Technologies
PISCATAWAY, N.J., October 19, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Solidia Technologies®, a leading provider of decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions to the construction and building materials industries, today announced the relocation of its headquarters to San Antonio, Texas. The relocation and expansion are consistent with the company’s progress from research and development to commercial venture.
“We are excited to announce our move to a new executive office and state-of-the-art R&D facility centrally located in one of the world’s largest industrial markets for construction and building materials and sources of CO₂,” said CEO Russell Hill, Ph.D. “This move allows continued advancement of Solidia’s technology in proximity to customers, suppliers, and partners and is the ideal location for our emerging commercial ventures as we further our mission of decarbonizing the global building materials and construction industry.”
By reducing CO₂ emissions in the production of cement and strengthening concrete with captured CO₂, Solidia significantly reduces the carbon footprint of an industry responsible for 8% of global emissions. The new 54,000-square-foot headquarters is designed to support the continued development and deployment of technologies that improve the performance of building materials and advance solutions in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). The company will retain a satellite office in New Jersey. Future expansion plans include a commercial-scale production facility and satellite offices in key markets around the U.S. and overseas.
“Solidia is the right technology at the right time, and now we will be in the right location to fast-track our business growth, elevate building materials manufacturing with sustainable technologies, and advance carbon utilization with industrial leaders in CCUS technologies, including oil and gas providers,” said Dr. Hill.
About Solidia Technologies®
Based in Piscataway, N.J. (USA), Solidia Technologies® is a leading provider of decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions to the construction and building materials industries. Investors include Imperative Ventures, Zero Carbon Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, PIVA Capital, John Doerr, BP, OGCI Climate Investments, Bill Joy, Kleiner Perkins, BASF Venture Capital, Holcim, Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Air Liquide Venture Capital (ALIAD), and other private investors. Recognition includes: Fast Company 2021 World Changing Idea; Solar Impulse 1000 Efficient Solution; Global Cleantech 100; Inc.'s Top Start-Up to Watch 2020; Best Place to Work in NJ; BP Advancing Low Carbon accreditation; ERA Grand Challenge finalist; Sustainia 100; NJBiz Business of the Year; and R&D Top 100. Follow Solidia on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Solidia Technologies® is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building and construction materials.
Solidia’s patented processes start with an energy-saving cement that dramatically reduces CO2 emissions at the kiln. It then cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reducing the overall carbon footprint of cement in precast concrete up to 70%.
At scale each year, Solidia precast can eliminate at least 1.5 gigatonnes of CO₂, save three trillion liters of fresh water, reduce energy consumption equal to ~260 million barrels of oil, and eliminate 100 million tonnes of concrete landfill waste.
Solidia's ready-mix applications go even further, offering the potential to transform concrete – the second most utilized material on the planet – into a carbon sink.
Produced using the same raw materials and existing equipment, Solidia products are higher performing and cost less to produce than traditional concrete, and cure in less than 24 hours. Solidia offers industry an easy-to-adopt, rapid and globally scalable response to one of the greatest threats to our planet.
Solidia Concrete for precast is currently available in the US. The ready-mix applications are currently in tests for infrastructure applications.
Based in Piscataway, N.J. (USA), Solidia’s investors include Kleiner Perkins, Bright Capital, BASF, BP, LafargeHolcim, Total Energy Ventures, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) Climate Investments, Air Liquide, Bill Joy and other private investors.
Solidia’s R&D collaborators have included LafargeHolcim, Air Liquide, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the EPA, Rutgers University, Purdue University, Ohio University, and the University of South Florida.
Honors include: the 2020, 2019 and 2014 Global Cleantech 100; a 2020 and 2014 Best Place to Work in NJ; 2020, 2019 and 2018 BP Advancing Low Carbon accreditation; the 2019 Solar Impulse 1000 Efficient Solutions; 2017 ERA Grand Challenge (formerly CCEMC) finalist; 2016 Sustainia 100; 2015 NJBiz Business of the Year; 2014 CCEMC Grand Challenge finalist; 2013 R&D Top 100; 2013 Katerva Award finalist; and MIT’s Climate CoLab shortlist.
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