Building material supplier Marshalls plc has committed to adopting CarbonCure Technologies’ carbon mineralisation technology for the production of its concrete products, becoming the first concrete manufacturer in the UK to do so.
CarbonCure is a Canadian climate tech company offering a suite of technologies that inject CO2 directly into concrete as it is being mixed. Once the CO2 is mineralised, it is permanently locked into the concrete for millennia – never to be released into the atmosphere, even if the concrete is demolished, it said.
Initially, Marshalls will apply CarbonCure at its brick manufacturing site in Grove. It is estimated that the pilot project will permanently remove approximately 30,000kg of CO2 every year.
Ian St Hilaire, Marshalls’ Group carbon specialist, said: “Over the past 3 years we’ve been exploring different carbon sequestration technologies, but it was clear that CarbonCure was the best of the options on the market today.
“Once we’ve got this phase underway we’ll be installing the technology at our development plant in Halifax, where we’re going to work together with CarbonCure to push the limits of what’s possible.”
Eric Dunford, CarbonCure Technologies’ senior director of Government Affairs, said: “CarbonCure is excited to work with Marshalls to advance sustainable concrete solutions in the UK.
“This is an important step in the development of low carbon building materials, and highlights the diverse applications for CarbonCure’s technologies.”
Marshalls intends for all concrete bricks manufactured at its Grove site to use CarbonCure’s technology by the end of 2022.
Image: Chad Mahoney, territory manager, CarbonCure Technologies and Chris Griffiths, head of product sustainability, Marshalls
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