Lafarge Canada signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Calgary-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies. The latter produces a unique additive that makes concrete both stronger and more sustainable with the ability to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 25% on a lifecycle basis.
The MOU allows for the potential integration of Carbon Upcycling’s CO2-embedded concrete additive into Lafarge operations, while exploring opportunities to expand the carbon utilization company’s operating capacity by developing larger processing facilities.
Carbon Upcycling’s foray into construction materials began in 2018 through its participation in the LafargeHolcim Accelerator program. “The results we’ve seen with Carbon Upcycling are really promising,” said Brad Kohl, president and CEO of Lafarge Western Canada. “Across our industry, we are all driven to capture and utilize CO2 wherever we can.”
The MOU aligns with Lafarge’s Net-Zero 2030 pledge to accelerate green construction and combat the climate change crisis with low carbon concrete and circular economy solutions, and Carbon Upcycling’s overall goal of 600 million tonnes of carbon reduction by 2030.
“By collaborating with Lafarge we are taking a meaningful step towards providing the construction community with the tools that will define the circular carbon infrastructure and the impending Carbon Age,” said Apoorv Sinha, CEO and co-founder of Carbon Upcycling.