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Business Wire  –  Thu Apr 28 12:05:00 CDT 2016

Solidia Technologies CEO Tom Schuler Discusses Building a Profitable Path to Sustainability at ACG New Jersey


Tom Schuler, CEO of Solidia Technologies®, a startup with a disruptive technology that reduces the carbon footprint of cement and concrete up to 70 percent, joined New Jersey business leaders at Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New Jersey’s Bergen event to discuss “Shepherding Innovation to Market.”

“At Solidia Technologies, we are working to make sustainable solutions work for an industry that hasn’t seen any major changes in almost 200 years, and we hope to inspire others to do the same for their industries," commented Schuler.

Solidia Technologies is a cement and concrete technology company that makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building and construction materials. Their patented technologies start with sustainable Solidia Cement™ and cure concrete with CO2 instead of water, reducing the carbon footprint up to 70 percent and recycling 60-100 percent of the water used in production. Solidia Cement and Solidia Concrete™ are higher performing, more cost-effective, and typically cure in one day, saving manufacturers time, money, water and energy, thereby providing a competitive edge that makes sustainability profitable.

“Tom educated us all on how a great leader leads, sharing keen insights from his position as a visionary who has been able to bring innovation to an industry that has remained unchanged in hundreds of years,” said Sally Glick, principal and chief growth strategist of Livingston-based Sobel & Co., LLC, who serves as president of the ACG New Jersey Board of Directors.

Explaining how Solidia is overcoming barriers to adoption by building a profitable pathway to sustainability, Schuler added, "We develop real solutions that are inspired directly by the problem. The cement and concrete industry is re-inventing itself through new and efficient processes and partnerships with innovative startups to not only reverse its environmental impact, but make improvements to the whole supply chain of building development, and Solidia is at the leading edge."

The Piscataway-based start-up is shepherding an innovation that started at Rutgers University to commercialization in the US$1 trillion concrete and US$300 billion cement markets. For over 50 years, scientists have tried to cure concrete with CO2 knowing the resulting product would be stronger and more durable; Solidia Concrete is the first to become commercially viable.

NJ Biz named Solidia Business of the Year in 2015 and a Best Place to Work in NJ in 2014. Additional honors include: Global Cleantech 100; 2013 R&D Top 100; 2014 CCEMC Grand Challenge First Round finalist; 2013 Katerva Award finalist; and MIT’s Climate CoLab shortlist.

About Solidia Technologies®

Solidia Technologies® makes it easy and profitable to use CO2 to create superior and sustainable building materials. Solidia’s patented technology starts with a sustainable cement, cures concrete with CO2 instead of water, reduces carbon emissions up to 70%, and recycles 60 to 100% of the water used in production. Using the same raw materials and existing equipment as traditional concretes, the resulting CO2-cured concrete products are higher performing, cost less to produce, and cure in less than 24 hours. Based in Piscataway, N.J. (USA), Solidia’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bright Capital, BASF, BP, LafargeHolcim, Total Energy Ventures, Bill Joy and other private investors. Follow Solidia Technologies at and on LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter: @SolidiaCO2.

About Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New Jersey

Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 58 chapters and over 14,000 members representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid- market companies. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals. ACG New Jersey boasts members from small entrepreneurial companies as well as large influential corporations. Come to one of our meetings and find out why the movers and shakers of New Jersey convene at ACG New Jersey.