The first 6 consortia between start-ups and GCCA member companies for the inaugural Innovandi Open Challenge have been finalised. These are formal working partnerships that will be supported by the GCCA to accelerate groundbreaking technologies that will help the cement and concrete industry achieve net zero.
The first results of these partnerships will be unveiled at the Demo Day in October 2022.
The six consortia are:
Consortium 1: CarbonOrO
CarbonOrO specialises in carbon capture technology using unique bi-phasic amine with a lower cost of capture.
Consortium 2: Carbon Upcycling Technologies
Using a patented, low-energy process, Carbon Upcycling Technologies chemically activates and captures CO2 within solid waste materials to produce a range of supplementary cementitious materials, to create low carbon cement and concrete.
Consortium 3: Coomtech
Coomtech has developed a low energy, low cost drying technology using managed turbulent air, creating kinetic energy to remove moisture.
Revolutionising a 100-year-old process, a single Coomtech-enabled plant can cut CO2 emissions by the equivalent of more than 600,000 mature trees per year and is 75% cheaper to operate.
Consortium 4: Fortera
Fortera’s technology captures CO2 emissions from cement plants, combining it with calcium oxide to make reactive calcium carbonate. It is stable in dry powder form and its cementitious properties are activated when wetted.
Consortium 5: MOF Technologies
MOF Technologies has developed a mechanochemical manufacturing process intended to accelerate the synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) using little or no solvents.
Consortium 6: SAIPEM
Saipem has developed a revolutionary carbon capture technology using a non-volatile aqueous carbonate solution catalysed by enzymes that neither require nor produce toxic products. The process can capture post-combustion emissions directly from industrial sources, like chimneys, using low-grade residual heat to drive the process.