Value-Added Use of Non-Wood Biomass Combustion Ash Towards Production of High Performance Geopolymer Concrete

Period of Performance: 09/08/2015 - 12/31/2015

$500K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Metna Co.
1926 Turner Street Array
Lansing, MI 48906
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

This project develops markets for value-added and large-volume use of the non-wood biomass combustion ash generated in power plants and biorefineries. The targeted applications are concrete construction materials where the chemistry of non-wood biomass ash can be used beneficially to realize improved performance characteristics. The new concrete materials offer significant economic and sustainability benefits resulting from replacement of raw materials of high cost, energy content and carbon footprint with biomass ash.