Look around. You will be hard pressed not to see something made from concrete. If you’re in a rural area, you may have to work a little harder, but if you’re in a building there’s bound to be a concrete floor. An urban dweller stands a better chance of walking on a sidewalk, enter a building or driving in a tunnel or on a bridge that has been built with concrete.
It’s no wonder that concrete is the most abundant man-made material in the world. It’s been used to build with almost as far back as recorded time. Ancient Egyptians and later Romans are noted for their use of concrete.
Concrete is becoming environmentally friendly!
Today, China is the largest producer of ready-mix concrete in the world with a market share of almost 33%. Worldwide production is expected to grow by nearly 6% in the next 5 years as developing nations continue their efforts to build buildings and infrastructure.
What is concrete? Concrete is made up of 3 basic components: water, an aggregate (rock, sand or gravel) and Portland Cement. This combination can be reinforced with metal or fibers to increase its strength.
The BBC reported that cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions according to think tank Chatham House. They also reported that if the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world, behind China and the US.
What can be done to “green up” this greenhouse gas emitter? A company called CarbonCure has come up with a solution. They have developed a system that traps CO2 emissions and “mineralizes” them as the concrete hardens. This process strengthens the concrete and allows for the use of less cement. Read and view the CNN article and video here.
CarbonCure is on a mission to reduce CO2 emissions by 500 megatons annually.
- They have more than 130 producer partners across North America and in Singapore.
- On average, 25 pounds of CO2 are saved per cubic yard of ready mix concrete made with the CarbonCure Technology.
- In total, our ready mix partners have produced more than 2.5 million cubic yards of reduced-carbon concrete, saving more than 75 million pounds of CO2 to date.
Their patented process involves injecting a precise amount bulk CO2 into the mixing process. The CO2 becomes chemically converted into a mineral which improves the compressive strength of concrete while reducing the amount of cement necessary. It is the reduction in the quantity of cement along with the use of sourced CO2 that improves the greenhouse gas emissions.
According to CarbonCure, this process can be added to virtually any type of production – from ready mix, to precast to masonry. Their mission is to save up to 500 megatons of CO2 every year and they claim to have already saved 76.2M pounds to date. That’s equivalent to 41,501 acres of forestland absorbing CO2 for a year!
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The New York State Brewers Association is proud to announce the sixth annual New York Craft Brewers Festival taking place on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York. The New York Craft Brewers Festival brings together Over 70 New York Breweries (and brewers) from every region of the state featuring up to 150+ hard to find and award winning beers. This is a great opportunity to meet the NYS brewers that make the beer, and the owners of the local food scene in the Capital District that are such an important part of the community.
For the month of August, we’re recognizing Westhampton Beach Brewing Company from Westhampton Beach, NY.
Westhampton Beach Brewing Co. is a local hangout spot that not only provides it’s patrons with awesome atmosphere including live music and fun games – but also cares about their community. By using locally sourced materials they’re able to remain environmentally-conscious, in addition to helping local charities and contributing to organizations that support Long Islanders in need.
Every time you kick back and enjoy a delicious brew from WHBBC you are doing a little good & contributing to the local community!
Tri-State Carbonation Service recently teamed up with Westhampton Beach Brewing Co. to offer them a new 550 lb. tank of bulk CO2 for their taproom.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with an ice cold draft beer?
July 2018 – This month we are highlighting 2 Dogz and a Guy Brewing in Montrose, Pennsylvania.
2 Dogz and a Guy is a microbrewery who’s Master Brewer started 10 years ago. With a fresh variety of draft beer and live music on the weekends – this brewery is a sure win in the Montrose area.
Last September, Tri-State Carbonation Service installed a CO2 system for 2 Dogz and a Guy, who recently wrote us about their experience:
“The installation was a smooth and efficient process. To date- we have never ran out of CO2. Tri-State keeps our system full with regular fill ups. Our CO2 system runs seamlessly and efficiently. If you are looking for a quality install and seamless day to day operation, I highly recommend Tri-State Carbonation.”