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ACI Foundation Technology Forum to Highlight Carbon Neutral Innovations


The ACI Foundation 2023 Technology Forum will include a special focus on carbon neutral technologies and highlight the work of NEU, An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete. Both ACI Foundation and NEU are valued AOE clients.


Hosted by the Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC), the forum takes place Aug 29-31 in Portland, OR. A portion of the program on Wednesday, Aug. 30, will be dedicated to introducing NEUand discussing innovations related to carbon neutral technologies. Presentations include:

  • An Overview of NEU and its Validation Program. Speaker: Dean Frank, PE, Executive Director of NEU).

  • Carbon Capture of CO2 from Gas Streams (technology showcase). Speaker: Brittany Zimmerman, CEO & Chief of Innovation at Yummet.

  • CCUS and Innovative Materials: The Building Blocks for Net‐Zero Concrete. Speaker: Emily Kunkel, PE, VP of Applied Science at Thornton Tomasetti.

  • Sublime Systems—Decarbonizing Cement Manufacturing with Electrochemical Lime Production (technology showcase). Speaker: Leah Ellis, CEO & Co‐Founder of Sublime Systems Inc.

NEU is also hosting the lunch that day. Be sure to stop by for food and networking!

Other presentations will cover 3D printing, using machine learning for design, recycled concrete aggregates and more. A debate is scheduled to discuss using several types of technology for concrete strength testing. Also included is a welcome reception and a group cocktail hour plus dinner. See the full agenda.

About the forum

ACI Foundation’s Technology Forum is an annual educational and networking event that brings together material suppliers, architecture and engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives and regulatory agencies. Thought leaders and industry/technology experts present about current trends, emerging technologies and new product innovations.


Register today! Make your plans now to discuss the future of the concrete industry! The early bird registration discount runs through Aug. 4, and the cut-off date for hotel reservations is Aug. 7. This year’s event will take place at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton.


We can't wait to see you in Portland!

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