COP28: CarbonCure debuts carbon removal tech in Africa

CarbonCure Technologies, the global leader in carbon removal innovation for the concrete industry, and ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP), the developer and operator of world-class industrial ecosystems across Africa, announced the integration of CarbonCure’s technologies into its concrete production process.

The adoption of CarbonCure’s technologies in Benin and Gabon is part of ARISE IIP’s broader commitment to advancing sustainability across its industrial zones. With CarbonCure, ARISE IIP will deliver the same, high quality concrete but with less carbon emissions.

CarbonCure’s solution for ready mix concrete injects captured carbon dioxide (CO2) during concrete mixing. Upon injection, the CO2 immediately mineralises and is permanently embedded within the concrete like rock. Even if that concrete is later demolished, the carbon dioxide will never return to the atmosphere. This mineralisation also increases the concrete’s compressive strength, enabling concrete producers to optimise cement content and reduce carbon emissions with no impact on the concrete’s performance.

The adoption of CarbonCure’s technologies will serve to accelerate ARISE IIP’s strategy to facilitate reductions of concrete’s carbon footprint and prioritise environmental benefits across its operations in Africa. CarbonCure installation is already underway in the Gabon Special Economic Zone to be followed by implementation and testing. Additional systems will be rolled out across ARISE IIP’s industrial parks.

Gagan Gupta, Founder and CEO of ARISE IIP commented, “The adoption of CarbonCure’s technologies is yet another milestone in our journey to reach our net-zero ambitions. Following the results we have achieved at the Gabon Special Economic Zone, we are very excited to roll out CarbonCure’s innovative technologies across our industrial parks in Africa, proudly embracing the most advanced techniques to deliver a better, greener concrete product.”

Robert Niven, Founder and CEO of CarbonCure said: “Our entry into Africa marks a global milestone for CarbonCure with deployment on six continents. It further demonstrates the scale of our concrete decarbonisation solution across the Global North and Global South. With surging growth and urbanisation fuelling new African construction and infrastructure projects, CarbonCure is honoured to lay the foundation for a greener built environment across the continent with ARISE IIP.”

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