Harri Weber of TechCrunch reports on an effort to decarbonize concrete making in Arizona.
- Block-Lite, a Flagstaff-based concrete company, is teaming up with Aircapture and CarbonBuilt to decarbonize its operations.
- Aircapture will sequester atmospheric carbon emissions while CarbonBuilt will retrofit Block-Lite’s facilities so the company can use Aircapture’s CO2 to make new concrete.
- Concrete production is responsible for some 7% of global industrial emissions.
“Aside from installing solar arrays onto its facility, Block-Lite produces masonry products the traditional way today, emitting a ton of carbon dioxide via the curing process. Through the award, however, Block-Lite told TechCrunch that it will eventually start selling ‘ultra-low carbon blocks to customers in Flagstaff and surrounding areas.'”
Read the full article here.