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Fortera - Sustainable Materials for the Built Environment

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2019
Company Size 14
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Founders Ryan Gilliam
Headquarters Campbell, CA 95008, USA
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Fortera has developed an innovative new material to be used with Portland Cement. Fortera’s finished product is cementitious without the need to release CO2 to the environment through a proprietary CO2 recarbonation process. While the efforts of others in the cement space have focused on reducing the 40% of CO2 emissions from energy consumption, Fortera developed a way to reduce the 60% of CO2 that is chemically released at the kiln to zero. The most substantial and cost effective way to reduce cement emissions is to innovate what is made instead of how it is made. With over 100,000 hours spent in R&D, 100+ granted patents, and 10 years of development and testing, Fortera is ready to bring its cement to market. Our cement has been produced and used at large scale in other applications such as wall boards and as binders for pre-cast products, and now we are ready for use in Portland cement mix design.
Headquarters Campbell, CA 95008, USA

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
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Affordable and clean energy
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