Alabama company launches commercial production of ultra-low-carbon concrete blocks1 min read
By: Alabama News Center Staff
Alabama-based Blair Block has begun producing the world’s first, ultra-low-carbon concrete blocks at its facility in Childersburg. The blocks, which cost no more to produce than those made with traditional concrete, will be used by C&C Masonry in the construction of several municipal projects across the state.
The new blocks leverage proprietary technology from California-based CarbonBuilt that reduces embodied carbon by 70-100% compared to traditional concrete blocks.
The first-of-its-kind project has another Alabama connection: The technology underwent successful pilot testing in 2021 at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), located at Alabama Power’s Plant Gaston in Shelby County. The NCCC is managed and operated by Alabama Power parent Southern Company for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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