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Progressive Planet Announces Patent Application Filing for PozGlass™ 100G

Jul 20, 2022

Progressive Planet Announces Patent Application Filing for PozGlass™ 100G

KAMLOOPS, BC, July 20, 2022 /CNW/ - Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) ("PLAN", "Progressive Planet" or the "Company"), a dominant manufacturer of agricultural, household, and industrial products whose blue-sky tech turns post-consumer glass into high-performance cement using CO2 sequestration, announces filing of a 156-country PCT patent application (PCT/CA2022/05111) (the "Application") for a method of improving the properties of ground glass pozzolan. The Application claims priority to, and benefit of, United States provisional patent application No. 63/222912 filed July 16, 2021.
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. The production of Portland cement (the binder in concrete) generates approximately 8% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
Ground glass pozzolan (finely ground post-consumer glass) has historically been used to replace up to 30% of cement in concrete for improved performance and carbon reduction; however, it contains sodium. Sodium is an undesired material in concrete. When sodium is reduced, the ground glass pozzolan is stronger and better able to reduce alkali-silica reactivity (ASR). PLAN's patent application describes a process where PozGlass™ 100G permanently sequesters CO2 while reducing sodium. The end-product is a ground glass pozzolan with a low carbon footprint, better strength, and better resistance to ASR.
"Having moved production in-house with the commissioning of the PozGlass 100G Demonstration Plant in June, results came down to the wire with our best results to date coming just 4 days prior to our application deadline of July 16," said Ian Grant, COO of PLAN. "Being able to include these results in the patent was significant and couldn't have happened without the sacrifices and extra efforts of our team.”
The next phase towards commercialization will increase the production rate of PozGlass 100G from bench to pilot scale. During the projected 9-month pilot, PLAN will measure parameters such as production speed, total energy consumed, concrete performance and total CO2 sequestration to ensure maximum optimization and finalize plant design.
SOURCE: Progressive Planet Solutions
For further information please contact Ian Grant, Chief Operating Officer, 250-372-1600 ext 127; [email protected]

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Company: Progressive Planet Solutions
Contact Name: Ian Grant
Contact Phone: 250-372-1600 ext 127
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: www.progressiveplanet.ca
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