Titan receives DoE funding for calcined clay project

Titan receives DoE funding for calcined clay project
25 April 2024

Titan America's Roanoke plant in Virginia is to receive funding for its first-of-a-kind calcined clay production line. The US$61.7m award has been granted by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to support the innovative technology that aims to substantially reduce CO2 emissions.

According to Titan, the funding underscores the company’s dedication to reducing CO2 emissions throughout the organisation, aligning closely with its ambitious goal of achieving net-zero concrete by 2050. This move is also in line with the group’s Green Growth Strategy 2026, aimed at expanding the range of low-carbon cementitious products offered to customers. The technology from this project is poised to set a new standard for building bridges, hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure projects.

Commenting on the award, Leonidas Canellopoulos, Titan’s chief sustainability and innovation officer, said, “This initiative aligns with our Green Growth strategy’s focus on advancing cementitious materials, harnessing innovation and novel technologies. Building upon the successful pilot test conducted at our Patras plant in Greece, we are now scaling up the development of low-carbon calcined clays. Our dedication to sustainable solutions propels us as we stand among the frontrunners in leading the change towards decarbonising the industry.”

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