CarbonCure allows architects and engineers to secure concrete solutions that deliver sustainable results
PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Sustainability is increasingly a priority for architects, engineers and developers as they urgently seek solutions that reduce embodied carbon in the built environment, which is generated by the manufacturing of building materials and construction.
Coreslab Structures Inc., a premier producer of precast/prestressed concrete products, can utilize a carbon dioxide removal technology supplied by CarbonCure Technologies in its day-to-day operations in Arizona to provide low-carbon, precast concrete solutions to customers upon request. This ensures architects and engineers in Arizona can secure concrete solutions that deliver a significantly reduced carbon footprint without compromising strength or quality.
“CarbonCure provides us one more weapon in our sustainability arsenal, allowing even more cement reduction in our already lean high-performance concrete mix designs,” said Phil Richardson, SE, Sales Manager with Coreslab. “This together with our low water to cement ratios and the reduction of mild steel reinforcing, replaced with prestressing technology, yields a green sustainable building solution.”
CarbonCure’s technology injects recycled carbon dioxide (CO₂) into precast concrete during mixing. Once injected, the CO₂ undergoes a process known as mineralization, where it chemically converts into a nano-mineral and becomes permanently embedded in the concrete. This mineralized CO₂ increases the strength of the concrete and enables the reduction of cement content in precast elements, further reducing the carbon footprint of the concrete.
CarbonCure’s partnership with Coreslab started at the company’s Austin, Texas precast plant in August 2020. Based on the success of that partnership in Austin, Coreslab is now deploying the technology at its Arizona and Missouri locations.
To date, across Coreslab’s plants in Arizona, Missouri and Texas, CarbonCure’s technology has saved a total of 726 tons of CO₂. That’s equivalent to taking about 150 cars off the road for a full year or the amount of carbon sequestered across 800 acres of forests in a year.
“We are thrilled to see Coreslab expand its use of CarbonCure’s technology to Arizona, introducing sustainable precast concrete to the state,” said Robert Niven, CarbonCure CEO and Board Chair. “Using captured carbon dioxide to produce reliable, low-carbon products and meet the surging demand for green construction shows Coreslab’s commitment to sustainability.”