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January 24, 2024
Biden’s clean energy blind spot: Concrete

The Biden administration’s sprawling climate agenda may have a significant crack: concrete used for roads, buildings and water systems.

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January 23, 2024
Cement Creates 7% to 8% of Global CO2 Emissions. Green Cement Can Help

I have a friend who owns a successful cement company, drives a Tesla and has solar on his roof. When I first met him, I assumed that owning a green car and sporting solar on his roof would mean he’d be open to learning about green cement, given that traditional Portland cement is responsible for […]

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January 10, 2024
Fortera Appoints EPC Industry Leader Greg DiCosola as Senior Vice President of Capital Project Execution

The award-winning green cement manufacturer expands its senior leadership team as it scales manufacturing capabilities in 2024.

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October 24, 2023
To decarbonize cement, the industry needs a full transformation

Cement production has an enormous carbon footprint. That can be curbed with plug-and-play solutions, but eliminating emissions entirely will require big, ambitious action.

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October 24, 2023
6 innovative startups that are kicking CO2 out of cement and concrete

One of the first batches of modern cement was cooked up in a kitchen. In 1824, the British bricklayer Joseph Aspdin began experimenting with clay and limestone, mixing the ingredients with water and heating them in a furnace.

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October 1, 2023
Innovation: New Material Plant Nears Completion

Fortera is focused on reducing emissions from cement production. Our new low carbon cement plant in Redding, California will intercept the CO2 emissions from the existing CalPortland kiln and convert them in to a new kind of cementitious material.

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September 27, 2023
Fortera: Low-CO2 cement inspired by nature

More than 4Bnt/yr of cement was made in 2020, emitting 3.5Bnt/yr of CO2 that contributed to the continued warming of our climate. Given the increasingly-obvious nature of the effects of temperature rises on global weather patterns, it is clear that emissions must fall. At the same time, it is also apparent that cement and concrete are […]

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September 11, 2023
Fortera eyeing 7 green cement plants, $1B in financing

Low-carbon cement producer Fortera aims to fire up as many as seven commercial plants in the next five years, the company tells Axios exclusively. The startup is pursuing $1 billion in financing to fund its aggressive expansion — a significant step up from the $30 million the company raised just two years ago.

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August 11, 2023
Fortera carbon capture plant to come on-stream at end of 2023

The construction of the Fortera carbon capture unit at at CalPortland’s Redding cement plant, should be finished this year. Fortera’s Vice President of Product Development, Dr Craig Hargis, says they should be producing ReCarb™materials in 2024. Dr Hargis says the finished, more environmentally-friendly product should not be any more expensive than conventional concrete; with the same uses. 

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August 11, 2023
Fortera Joins Alliance for Low Carbon Cement and Concrete in Europe [External]

The construction of the Fortera carbon capture unit at at CalPortland’s Redding cement plant, should be finished this year. Fortera’s Vice President of Product Development, Dr Craig Hargis, says they should be producing ReCarb™materials in 2024. Dr Hargis says the finished, more environmentally-friendly product should not be any more expensive than conventional concrete; with the same uses. 

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