Carbon Upcycling Technologies Addresses Global Challenges with Breakthrough Platform
Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT), a leading waste and carbon utilization company, is transforming the future of circular materials with its patented technology platform. By addressing global challenges like CO2 emissions and industrial waste, CUT is revolutionizing the concrete and plastic industries by unlocking a new frontier of circular materials.
CUT’s technology platform helps the hard-to-decarbonize concrete and plastic industries by transforming local industrial byproducts and natural materials into superior additives. Its circular-economy-driven carbon capture and utilization system sequesters CO₂ by bonding it to industrial byproducts and waste materials. This process reduces carbon emissions and enhances concrete durability and infrastructure strength.
CUT’s target audience includes the plastics, rubber, and construction industries. Its low-energy process mineralizes CO2 emissions into solid products, reducing carbon-intensive cement usage in concrete and creating stronger materials. The concrete industry, responsible for three billion tonnes of carbon emissions annually, can significantly lower its carbon footprint with CUT’s CO2-enhanced cementitious materials.
What sets CUT apart is its scalability. Since 2014, CUT has scaled its patented reactor to convert CO₂ emissions into value-added materials. By storing CO₂ in industrial byproducts and natural materials, CUT has improved concrete durability by up to 60% and strength by up to 70%.
CUT’s technology can be applied to various materials, including precast and ready-mix concrete, crushed glass, clays, steel slag, volcanic rocks, ashes, aggregate fines, mine tailings, marble dust, and construction debris. Its versatility makes it an attractive solution with broad industry applicability. The technology’s processes and infrastructure are easily replicable across different feedstocks.
CUT stands out with its direct integration of the carbon utilization process at cement plants. Unlike its competitors, CUT utilizes the plant’s flue gas directly as a CO₂ source. Other companies require the purification and transportation of CO₂ under pressure, adding complexity and cost.
Since 2021, CUT has successfully deployed over 1700 tonnes of CO2-enhanced materials in the Alberta construction market. Its portfolio includes projects in Ontario, Rugby (UK), Victorville (California), and Ghent (Belgium). CUT’s technology has the potential for global scalability, utilizing localized feedstocks like natural pozzolans, steel slag, or fly ash.
The commercial implementation of CUT’s technology and its CO₂-derived products contribute to a more circular economy and significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. In Canada, the technology could reduce annual cement industry emissions by 6,000,000 tonnes per year.
Learn more about the pioneering company via their website: https://carbonupcycling.com/
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