Purebase, Fortera to Build Commercial Plant

Purebase Corp. is working toward a definitive agreement with Fortera Corp. that sets forth the terms of a collaboration to design, construct and operate a commercial facility at its headquarters in Ione, Calif.

Silicon Valley-based Fortera is the owner of know-how and intellectual property related to its ReCarb process for the production of calcium carbonate cements.

“We believe that a strategic partnership with Fortera would put Purebase on a fast-track to bring a lower carbon product to market,” said Scott Dockter, chairman and CEO of Purebase. “We believe Fortera has developed a unique solution to reduce carbon emissions in cement, and it will have the advantage of using Purebase’s mineral resources and location.” 

For the past six years, Purebase has been working with universities, state Departments of Transportation, and a private development testing facility to develop alternative supplementary cementitious materials to be used to replace a portion of cement in the production of concrete. 

“We believe our ability to economically produce a low CO2 cementitious material that has excellent durability and water demand will provide a long-term dependable product to help the California market reach its sustainability goals,” said Dr. Ryan Gilliam, CEO and co-founder of Fortera.

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