Partanna Global deploys carbon-negative concrete blocks in Saudi Arabia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Partanna Global, the materials science company, has partnered with Saudi Readymix Concrete Company (SRMCC) on the successful production of carbon-negative concrete blocks in the Gulf.

The technology was deployed at SRMCC’s main facility in Jeddah, the largest producer of ready-mixed concrete in Saudi Arabia. The partnership between Partanna and SRMCC aligns closely with the goals of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which aims for a net zero future by 2060.

The test run at the facility utilized Partanna’s carbon-negative binder combined with Saudi Readymix’s existing aggregates. The process used zero traditional Portland cement and emitted no CO2 during production.

According to the statement, “This successful deployment at SRMCC’s plant evidenced the scalable and versatile nature of Partanna’s solution. The technology integrates seamlessly into existing operations, demonstrating its “plug-and-play” capability and the potential for rapid adoption across the industry without the need for extensive new infrastructure.”

The carbon-negative concrete blocks produced in this trial were rigorously tested by ACES, a leading materials and technology firm. The tests confirmed compliance with the stringent Saudi standards (SASO), underscoring the material’s quality and durability.

Rick Fox, Co-Founder and CEO of Partanna, stated that, “Our successful partnership with Saudi Readymix showcases Partanna’s readiness to expand globally, supporting our mission to make construction more sustainable. We have shown conclusively that our introduction of the world’s first zero-emission material is both scalable and versatile, allowing companies to decarbonize and enhance profitability for a more sustainable future.”

“Partanna has brought to the table a powerful innovation that aligns perfectly with Saudi Readymix’s vision for sustainable and forward-thinking construction solutions. We are truly impressed by the efficacy and environmental benefits of Partanna’s carbon-negative technology, and how it supports the kingdom’s Vision 2030,” commented Chris Leptokaridis, Technical Director at Saudi Readymix.

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