Solidia Technologies, Inc., a pioneer and leading company in the low carbon cement and concrete market, has entered into a technology licensing arrangement with CalPortland® Company, one of the largest building materials producers in the Western United States, for the license of certain patents that enable up to a 50% reduction in the carbon footprint of cement and concrete. The limited licenses will allow CalPortland to use the Solidia technology in the Western US in furtherance of its development of low carbon solutions. CalPortland also purchased certain lab and plant assets from Solidia.

“Solidia Technologies is excited to begin a new licensing program with CalPortland,” Russell Hill, CEO of Solidia stated. “CalPortland’s unwavering commitment to decarbonization of the cement and concrete industries makes it a great partner for continuing the vast development and research advanced by Solidia for more than a decade ago.”

 “CalPortland continues to focus on decarbonization opportunities that lead to meaningful and innovative carbon reduction for the cement and concrete industries,” said Bill Mullen, CalPortland Chief Operating Officer. “Our Carbon Reduction Team has worked diligently with Solidia Technologies to enter into this licensing agreement and asset purchase that will help us achieve our sustainability goals.”

Solidia Cement is a low-limestone cement that gains strength through carbonation — exposure to CO2 — rather than hydration like traditional portland cement. Solidia Cement is made using the same raw materials and equipment as portland cement; however, Solidia Cement achieves significant CO2 reductions from lower production temperatures and reduced limestone calcination. Solidia Cement can be utilized in the manufacture of both concrete products and supplemental cementitious materials.

Following the divestiture to CalPortland, Solidia expects to continue to work with licensing partners to provide its low carbon solutions embodied in more than 300 patents and patent applications across the globe.