CarbonCure Statement on Passage of New Jersey’s Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act
January 31, 2023, Halifax, NS — The following is a statement from CarbonCure Technologies Chair and CEO Robert Niven on New Jersey’s enactment of the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA):
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law Senate Bill 287, the Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA), which creates a performance-based tax incentive that would reward companies that incorporate low carbon concrete into their proposals for public construction projects. The creative policy solution is expected to accelerate adoption of industry techniques and technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete.
Thanks to the vision, leadership and advocacy of State Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblyman John McKeon, this new law establishes a collaborative, forward-thinking, flexible, and business-friendly model other states can adopt. It ensures that contractors, architects, and engineers are key partners in determining the sustainability solutions that are best for their projects. At the same time, it provides the certainty that concrete businesses need to begin producing low carbon concrete at scale. Passed by New Jersey’s General Assembly in a 74-4 vote and unanimously approved by the Senate 39-0, the strongly bipartisan legislation was backed by everyone from the building and construction industry to environmental groups.
CarbonCure is proud to offer our platform of hardware and software solutions to make concrete more sustainable. We look forward to partnering with concrete producers across the state of New Jersey who are eager to supply the market with high quality, lower carbon concrete products. And by demonstrating this impactful policy model, we hope more policymakers will be inspired to incentivize innovation and sustainable construction in their states, encouraging manufacturers to invest in CO2 reducing technologies while also creating more sustainable supply, competition and jobs and lowering prices for these materials.
Architects, structural engineers, owners and developers are seeking proven ways to reduce the embodied carbon of their building projects. CarbonCure Technologies, a fast-growing carbon dioxide removal tech company, has developed easy-to-adopt solutions that enable concrete producers to use captured carbon to produce reliable, low carbon concrete mixes and achieve market differentiation. With hundreds of systems operating around the world, more than three and a half million truckloads of CarbonCure mixes have supplied a broad spectrum of sustainable construction projects. CarbonCure’s cutting-edge research and innovation have garnered global recognition and prestigious titles, most notably Carbon XPRIZE Grand Prize Winner, 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 List Company and Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame Company. CarbonCure’s investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, BDC Capital, Pangaea, Microsoft, 2150, Carbon Direct, GreenSoil Investments, Taronga Group and Mitsubishi Corporation.