March 3, 2023

CarbonCure Technologies Statement on Canada’s Advancement of a Buy Clean Strategy

March 3, 2023, Halifax, NS — The following is a statement from CarbonCure Technologies Chair and CEO Robert Niven on Canada’s new sustainable procurement standards:

As a Canadian company deploying technology solutions that reduce and remove carbon emissions across the concrete manufacturing process, CarbonCure Technologies welcomes the Government of Canada’s new Treasury Board Standard on Embodied Carbon in Construction and the Standard on the Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets. 

CarbonCure is pleased to support the government's Buy Clean Strategy and efforts to achieve its net-zero commitments and transition to a cleaner economy through the reporting and reduction of the carbon footprint of all new, major government construction projects. With its initial focus on concrete, we look forward to sharing our expertise and working with government and industry partners to advance sustainable procurement practices at the federal level as well as provincial and municipal levels.

By requiring the use of lower carbon concrete in government construction projects, the Treasury Board Standard on Embodied Carbon in Construction has sent a strong market signal to manufacturers across Canada. This standard and the government’s massive purchasing power will encourage faster adoption of low-carbon technologies, which will stimulate job creation, innovation and investment in lower-carbon products and processes across the manufacturing sector. 

As a leader in low-carbon concrete technology, CarbonCure is well-positioned and proud to support this transition, and we are excited about the opportunities that this standard will create for our innovative concrete producer partners across the country who have years of experience reducing embodied carbon. We take pride in our long-term partnerships with these field-leading champions of sustainability who are well-equipped to meet the federal government's demand for lower carbon concrete. Our partners have already adopted intelligent solutions to decrease their carbon emissions, and are fully prepared to tackle this challenge with confidence.

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About CarbonCureArchitects, 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 Governor General’s Innovation Award Recipient, 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.


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