Atlas Block, CarbonCure sign agreement to manufacture low-carbon concrete

Concrete manufacturer Atlas Block has signed a licensing agreement with Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies to make low-carbon concrete products available in Ontario. Atlas Block with CarbonCure products have been specified for several sports centre projects for the upcoming 2015 Pan Am Games.

After several months of testing, Atlas has decided to permanently install CarbonCure’s technology, and apply it across their broad line of products. “This could transform the entire concrete industry,” says Atlas Block CEO Don Gordon, who says the technology is a key component of his company’s 2013 strategy. “I’ve been in this industry many years. This is easily the most exciting technological improvement I’ve seen.”

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, and is responsible for about 5 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions. CarbonCure’s proprietary technology, which injects waste carbon dioxide into concrete during manufacturing, is now online at Atlas Block’s flagship Ontario plant, and builders now have access to affordable low-carbon concrete blocks, pavers and segmented retaining walls.

“B+H Architects is so impressed with the environmental sustainability of this technology that Atlas Block with CarbonCure products will be exclusively specified on all new projects,” says Matthew Roberts of B+H Architects, the lead design consultant for many Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games construction projects.

CarbonCure products join Atlas’ suite of innovative green products, including their Poraver products, which are made with recycled glass sourced from used wine bottles. Atlas is known for their state-of-the-art concrete manufacturing facility in Hillsdale, Ontario – the plant sporting CarbonCure’s bolt-on equipment.

Last fall, condominium developer Tridel completed the first Ontario installation of Atlas Block with CarbonCure products at the Hullmark Centre’s Whole Foods parking lot in North York. This year, CarbonCure will be rolling out its technology across North America to offer attractive and affordable design options for green building construction projects.

“Atlas’ values and vision align perfectly with ours, and we’re proud to introduce them as our first licensee,” says CarbonCure founder and CEO Robert Niven. “Traditionally, the concrete sector has struggled to play in the green building game; CarbonCure is helping producers like Atlas profit from unprecedented growth in green construction.”

For more information or interviews, please contact:


Laura Vaughan, Atlas Block,, 1.800.461.4380

Jennifer Wagner, CarbonCure Technologies,, 1.902.442.4020

Photo: Gary assesses the precision of products during a production run of Atlas Block with CarbonCure paver products in October 2012.       


5 thoughts on “Atlas Block, CarbonCure sign agreement to manufacture low-carbon concrete

  1. Were do you source your waste corbon dioxide from?? and second what dosage do you apply ??
    We have done some work on is in the past, on a small scale so interested in what your doing

  2. We are a 5 Million ton producer of cement in India.We are having 12 Ready Mix Concrete plants in North & West India.We are interested in Carboncure us how to join hands?
    Sanjay CHITNIS
    Sr.G.M.(RMC projects)
    JKLakshmi Cement Ltd

  3. Interesting. Better Cement hydration, If carbon recycling works this well for OPC concrete then application of the ICD cement hydration process should improve this. Worth investigation.

    Best regards.

  4. from where is the co 2 which you inject? your plant operations? Could this be used in ready mix concrete applications? cement manufacturing?

  5. Pingback: Low-Carbon Concrete Products to be Developed by Atlas Block and CarbonCure

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