Industry veteran to lead green concrete company’s research activities
January 30, 2013 – Today, CarbonCure announced several changes that will accelerate the company’s commercial rollout of their clean technology across North America. Kevin Cail, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the concrete and cement industry in North America, has joined CarbonCure’s team as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Cail will lead CarbonCure’s research and development activities, as the company commercializes their technology that chemically converts waste carbon dioxide into calcium carbonate in concrete during manufacturing.
Cail’s vision for the concrete sector is clearly well aligned with the Company’s. “I’ve been in the cement and concrete industry a long time, and there’s an inherent need to reduce the industry CO2 footprint”, says the former Director of Sustainability and Commercial Innovation for Lafarge North America. “CarbonCure’s novel industry approach stands to transform the concrete sector by providing a cost effective method to consume a harmful greenhouse gas, and make better concrete products.” Cail, a Professional Engineer, is also active in codes and standards work and has also served on the board of directors for the Canada Green Building Council and the Strategic Development Council of the American Concrete Institute.
Coinciding with Cail’s arrival, this week also marks the expansion of CarbonCure’s R&D facilities by moving into a larger, more modern, facility in Dartmouth, NS, which will increase the company’s R&D capacity for material and technical testing. The Company also plans to hire additional technical staff, and form new industry and academic partnerships.
“This is an important week for the team; with Kevin leading the team at our new lab space, we’re one step closer to meeting our ultimate goal of collaborating and making carbon negative concrete, which is concrete that actually sequesters more carbon than it emits,” says CarbonCure CEO Robert Niven.
CarbonCure recently signed its first licensing agreement with Ontario-based Atlas Block. Prior to that, the company was funded from consulting revenues, venture capital investment, and government funding, including SDTC, ACOA, and IRAP.
About CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
CarbonCure Technologies is a materials science innovator deploying CO2 sequestration solutions to concrete products manufacturers. The Company’s proprietary technology is a unique method of repurposing waste CO2 to make concrete less carbon-intensive. The Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Company is commercializing its technology with market leaders in California (Basalite Concrete Products), Ontario (Atlas Block) and Nova Scotia (Shaw Group).
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