2013 - Clean Technology

Clean Technology

2013_niven

Robert Niven

CEO, CarbonCure Technologies

As principal inventor, founder and CEO of CarbonCure Technologies, Robert has developed an innovative way for concrete block producers to raise profits, lower greenhouse gases and improve material performance. The technology uses concrete’s main environmental liability, CO2, as a solution for its carbon problem. Waste CO2 is repurposed as an industrial feedstock for concrete production, which not only greatly lowers its carbon intensity but improves material quality and manufacturing costs. Early results are impressive: manufacturing profits up 20 to 50%, product defect waste cut by 20% and cement consumption down 10%. The company is working on ways to adapt the technology to a broader range of concrete products.