500 Megatonne CO₂ Reduction
CarbonCure is on a mission to make concrete a climate solution and reduce embodied carbon in the built environment by 500 megatonnes annually.
CarbonCure’s vision is to make its CO₂ utilization technology standard for all concrete production across the globe. By realizing the full potential of CarbonCure’s portfolio of technologies, the goal of saving 500 megatonnes of embodied carbon emissions every year could be met—which would be equivalent to taking 100 million cars off the road.
Embodied Carbon Challenge
Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, and the world’s building stock is expected to double by 2060. That’s equivalent to building a new New York City every month!
In order to shrink the carbon footprint of buildings, embodied carbon in new buildings must be reduced. Embodied carbon, or the carbon emitted from the manufacturing of building materials and construction, will account for nearly 50% of carbon emissions from new construction over the next 3 decades. In any given building, concrete typically contributes 50-85% of the embodied carbon footprint.
What if, instead of contributing to embodied carbon emissions, concrete actually helped eliminate carbon from the built environment?
CarbonCure’s innovative carbon utilization technology is a direct way to reduce embodied carbon. The technology is retrofitted into concrete plants and enables concrete producers to inject CO₂ into fresh concrete during mixing. Once injected, the CO₂ reacts with the concrete mix and becomes a mineral that is permanently embedded. Best of all, the CO₂ mineralization also increases the concrete’s strength, resulting in economic and climate benefits—truly a win-win solution.Learn More
Our Commitment to a Carbon-Neutral World
CarbonCure is committed to creating a carbon-neutral world. To do our part, we’re maintaining carbon-neutral operations by procuring green energy to offset our consumption of electricity and fuel at our Canadian headquarters. We expect to offset all travel-based emissions.
CarbonCure’s innovative solutions have been recognized by many prestigious awards, including North America’s 2020 Cleantech Company of the Year by Cleantech Group.