Solidia Technologies, a low-carbon cement and concrete technology company is ramping up production of its proprietary supplementary cementitious material (SCM) with the activation of the pilot line at the company’s expanded headquarters facility in San Antonio.
The start of the line will allow Solidia to increase its production capacity by 25 times, thereby allowing customers to qualify the material and conduct continual field trial pours.
SCM is commonly added to concrete to replace a portion of portland cement. Solidia’s SCM mineralizes waste CO₂ and can replace 35 % to 50 % of portland cement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 18 % to 28 % while also improving the concrete’s strength, durability, and workability. The pilot line is optimized to ensure consistent quality and high performance.
Along with reductions in concrete’s embodied carbon, Solidia SCM will help ready-mix concrete producers address looming shortages of traditional SCMs such as fly ash.