Robert Nivens Carbon Sense Solutions may very well be on its way to introduce a ground-breaking technology for the concrete industry. The firm, based in Halifax, is testing a process that would take care of the CO2 released while manufacturing pre-cast concrete. Nova Scotia will be host to the testing program set to start this year as the concept seems theoretically feasible.
If successful, this would allow concrete producers to cut their carbon footprint by 20% and would also eliminate the need to store this CO2 underground. Cheryl Ratchford of the Ecology Action Centre is keeping an eye on this testing phase and has some reservations about this although she is satisfied with the positive attitude of the researchers.