CRH pegs Ash Grove Ontario mill for first Carbon Upcycling deployment

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Sources: CRH Ventures, Dublin; CMCM staff

Ash Grove Cement plans to install a series of Carbon Upcycling reactors engineered to convert carbon dioxide, industrial byproduct and secondary mineral feeds to concrete-grade cementitious materials. A top five North American cement operator, Ash Grove will inaugurate the technology at it Mississauga plant outside Toronto, marking Carbon Upcycling’s first industrial-scale reactor. Similar deployments will be weighed for 10 sister operations in Canada and the U.S. 

“We believe our collaboration will drive significant progress in cement industry decarbonization, and look forward to working with the Carbon Upcycling Technologies team to bring this innovative and sustainable solution to the broader market,” notes CRH Ventures, an investment fund under CRH Plc, Dublin-based parent of Ash Grove Cement and the CRH Americas Materials and Products businesses. Launced in late-2022, CRH Ventures announced a Carbon Upcycling stake earlier this year on the heels of a premier investment in AICrete.

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