Butler Brothers saves over 500 tonnes of CO2 on one year with CarbonCure Technology
In June of 2017, VICA Member Butler Brothers installed the CarbonCure Technology at two of its ready mix concrete plants located at Bay Street and Keating. In January of 2018, Butler Brothers installed the technology at a third ready mix plant located in Sooke.
The CarbonCure Technology helps concrete producers address their carbon footprint challenge by recycling CO2 sourced from industrial emitters into concrete to improve its compressive strength and optimize the manufacturing process. This allows Butler Brothers to provide the same high-quality concrete that contractors and engineers expect, but with a reduced environmental impact, and with no impact on price.
Cement, a critical ingredient required in the production of concrete, creates 7 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) greenhouse gas emissions. In less than a year of working together, Butler Brothers and CarbonCure have together saved over 500 tonnes of CO2; equivalent to the amount of CO2 sequestered by 590 acres of forestland in a year.
“We’re a family business with deep ties to our community, and we care deeply about preserving our environment for the next generation,” says Travis Butler. “The CarbonCure Technology is such a great fit because it allows us to reduce our carbon footprint with every cubic metre of concrete we produce. It’s literally a concrete solution to carbon emissions.”
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