US DOE awards C-Crete Technologies US$950,000 for green concrete funding

US DOE awards C-Crete Technologies US$950,000 for green concrete funding
12 September 2023

The US Department of Energy has awarded C-Crete Technologies US$950,000 to expand the types of materials it can use to make its revolutionary cement-free concrete. The use of locally-available feedstocks will eliminate the need for long-distance shipping, allowing the company to further decrease CO2 emissions associated with its already exceptionally eco-friendly concrete. 

The DOE funding follows on the heels of C-Crete's announcement in July that its innovative cement-free concrete had its inaugural pour in Seattle, where it was used in the foundation and shear wall of a seismic retrofit for an historic brick building. The cement-free concrete is a sustainable alternative to Portland cement that produces almost no CO2 in its manufacturing and absorbs CO2 from the air over time.

The new award from the DOE will enable C-Crete to further advance its patented technology by exploring and converting more abundant and eco-friendly feedstocks into its binders. This expansion aligns perfectly with C-Crete's mission to address the challenges of climate change by manufacturing superior concrete materials with ultra-low or negative CO2 footprints that meet or exceed industry standards for most residential, commercial and infrastructure concrete applications.

"By enlarging our technology toolbox to utilise geographically versatile and abundant feedstocks, we can ensure that local materials can be converted to cementitious binders, eliminating the need for shipping such materials over long distances," said Rouzbeh Savary, PhD, founder and president of C-Crete Technologies. "In this way, architects, general contractors, local ready-mix companies and end users can simply utilise local feedstocks and materials in their construction projects, accelerating the move towards net zero emissions in construction."

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