Concrete manufacturer NCP Industries has joined forces with Carbon Limit to bring the innovative CO2-capturing technology, CaptureCrete, to the residential construction industry. This collaboration extends the reach of CaptureCrete, a concrete additive designed to permanently capture CO2, to the broader cement and concrete manufacturing industry. The technology offers a sustainable solution for decarbonizing a range of structures, from homes to major infrastructure projects.
Supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CaptureCrete empowers manufacturers by providing them with a licensable formula that allows them to produce the additive on-site and incorporate it into precast or ready-mix concrete, addressing the carbon emissions associated with concrete production.
Recently unveiled at the 2023 Deck Expo in Las Vegas, NCP Industries introduced its new eCO2LUXE line, incorporating CaptureCrete. The line features products such as the ADORN Stone Premier Series, an exterior stone profile designed for aesthetics while actively capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, contributing to a reduction in its carbon footprint.
CaptureCrete not only provides a sustainable solution but also generates carbon credits every time it is used in concrete. These credits are validated by Bureau Veritas under Covalent’s Certification Standard and are available for purchase on Carbon Limit’s website.
Addressing the environmental impact of cement, a key ingredient in concrete production, is crucial. Cement production contributes to over 8 percent of global carbon emissions. The Global Cement and Concrete Association, representing major industry players, has pledged to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint by 25 percent by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Carbon Limit's CEO, Tim Sperry, emphasized the industry's role in the sustainable construction revolution, stating, "There is more interest than ever in finding a way to reduce CO2 emissions. Carbon Limit gives the concrete and cement industry the power to be a critical part of the sustainable construction revolution and lead the way to climate resilience."