Cementing award-winning technology

Technology developed with contributions from researchers at Rutgers University has been selected by R&D Magazine’s for its 2013 R&D 100 Awards. Rutgers' Richard Riman and former student Vahit Atakan of Solidia Technologies receive the award for research that dramatically reduces carbon dioxide emissions in the production of cement and concrete products. This is very much a green process for numerous reasons, particularly because it requires far lower temperatures than the conventional method and it provides a new means for carbon sequestration, Riman says. We’re very pleased that the judges recognized its potential at the same time the marketplace is beginning to appreciate the value of the technologies.