The CarbonCure Technology recycles carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry by creating affordable, greener concrete. CarbonCure retrofits concrete plants with a technology that introduces CO2 into the concrete mix during mixing. When introduced, the CO2 becomes chemically converted into a solid mineral—meaning that the CO2 is permanently trapped within the concrete. The in-situ CO2 mineralization improves the compressive strength of concrete, allowing concrete producers to optimize mix designs and reduce cementitious content.
As of early 2020, over 500 million cubic yards of concrete made with the CarbonCure Technology has been delivered from nearly 200 concrete plants. It has been used in a wide range of mixes in a wide variety of climates, ranging from Canadian winters to Hawaiian summers.
Chaney Enterprises locations where CarbonCure is available:
Prince George, VA
Seat Pleasant, MD
Upper Marlboro, MD
Waugh Chapel, MD
Our CO2 Savings to Date
That’s equivalent to
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Get More LEED Credit Points with CarbonCure
The CarbonCure Technology contributes to the ability of your project to earn points in the following Materials & Resources (MR) credits:
1.MR Credit: Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
Concrete containing CarbonCure contributes to the points awarded for Option 4: Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment (1-4 points)
Points are awarded on a scale based on a demonstrated impact reduction in three of six impact categories:
Buildings that use concrete treated with CarbonCure achieve a 3-5% demonstrated impact reduction in GWP, positively impacting the ability of a building to meet the GWP reduction threshold*
By reducing the quantity of cement used in concrete, CarbonCure also positively impacts other impact categories
*The actual level of reduction is dependent on factors that affect lifecycle emissions e.g. specific concrete mixes used, energy sources used to create cement and concrete, transportation distances, etc.
2.MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization –Environmental Product Declarations
Concrete containing CarbonCure can contribute to the requirement for the LEED points awarded for Option 1: Environmental Product Declaration (1 point) and Option 2: Multi-Attribute Optimization (1 point)
CarbonCure supports producers with the data required for the creation of Environmental Product Declarations (Environmental Product Declarations) for mineralized concrete products—this counts toward the requirement for 20 different permanently installed products that meet one of the disclosure criteria
CarbonCure contributes to the ability of a project team to earn an additional credit point by realizing reductions in global warming potential. This credit requires >50% of building materials (based on total cost)to demonstrate reductions over industry averages.