Fortera Takes Strides in Reducing Carbon Footprint with Launch of Inaugural Industrial Green Cement Facility

Cement production contributes approximately 8% of global carbon emissions. In a significant move towards mitigating these emissions, materials technology company Fortera has inaugurated its Redding ReCarb® Plant. This plant marks the advent of industrial green cement and carbon mineralization in North America, and is among the largest of its kind worldwide. Situated in Redding, California, Fortera’s plant aims to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted during cement production and permanently sequester it by converting it into ready-to-use cement. This process is anticipated to reduce carbon emissions by 70% on a ton-for-ton basis and eliminate feedstock waste associated with traditional concrete production. Annually, the facility is projected to capture 6,600 tons of CO2 and produce 15,000 tons of low-carbon ReAct® cement. Fortera plans to integrate green energy supply at future plants, striving for zero-CO2 cement production.

Fortera’s ReCarb process is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing cement production infrastructure, offering a sustainable solution that is quick, cost-effective, and efficient. In Redding, the ReCarb facility is adjacent to CalPortland’s cement plant. Here, Fortera captures CO2 emitted during calcination and converts it into ReAct green cement, a form of calcium carbonate.

CalPortland Executive Vice President Steve Regis expressed excitement about the partnership, emphasizing CalPortland’s commitment to innovation for a sustainable future.

Since cement production is a major contributor to CO2 emissions, the ReCarb technology reduces carbon emissions across the value chain without significant capital costs. ReCarb also enhances product output and decreases energy consumption. By mineralizing emissions, ReCarb creates a ton of green cement for every ton of limestone feedstock used.

Following the opening of the Redding ReCarb plant, Fortera will commence production of ReAct green cement, available later this quarter for ready-mix suppliers. ReAct can be used independently or blended with ordinary cement, meeting existing regulations while reducing the overall carbon footprint of construction projects.

The Fortera Redding ReCarb Plant is the culmination of extensive research and development, spanning over a decade. Recognitions like the Net-Zero Industries Awards and Green Builder Media’s Sustainable Product of the Year validate Fortera’s commitment to sustainable cement production.

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