California-based CTS Cement Manufacturing recently completed the first of a series of planned Solidia Cement production campaigns. The low-limestone cement achieves significant CO2 reductions from lower production temperatures and reduced limestone calcination.
“CTS strives to be at the forefront of innovative, sustainable cement technologies that are engineered for performance and high quality, and we’re thrilled to play a key role in helping to bring Solidia’s low-carbon cement to widespread commercial availability,” said CTS Cement CEO Ken Vallens. “Our first production campaign with Solidia Cement was a tremendous success and demonstrated the true potential for this important technology. We are looking forward to working with Solidia on additional production runs in the near future.”
Solidia Technologies CEO Russell Hill, Ph.D. added, “As the largest manufacturer of advanced, low-carbon belitic calcium sulphoaluminate cement and Type-K shrinkage-compensating cement in North America and with a proven track record of producing innovative and high-quality materials, CTS is an ideal partner.
“The company’s production campaigns not only showcase the commercial feasibility of Solidia Cement, but they also expand our network. We’re excited to continue to work with them to supply growing demand for our precast and supplementary cementitious material platforms,” Hill concluded.
Solidia Cement gains strength through carbonation – exposure to CO2 – rather than hydration like traditional portland cement. It has 30% lower CO2 emissions and a 12% greater yield per ton of raw material, compared to traditional portland cement, according to the producer.