Grant Quasha is the Chairman and CEO of Eco Material Technologies which he founded in 2021 via the merger or Green Cement Inc. and Boral Resources. He is the former Chief Executive Officer for Green Cement. Prior to that, he built the largest wire rod steelmaker in the US for Liberty Steel and built and helped manage two US mining companies. He also worked for JP Morgan’s Investment Bank in their Natural Resources Group. He received his B.A. from Harvard College, Cum Laude, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.
Eco Material Technologies is a leading producer of sustainable cement alternatives in the U.S., serving over 4,000 unique customer locations from its 100+ sites across 45 states. It is the nation’s largest marketer and distributor of fly ash and uses patented technologies to convert fly ash and other materials into innovative, near-zero-carbon building products. These cement alternatives react faster, match the one-day performance of, and after 28 days are approximately 20% stronger than traditional cement, all while reducing by approximately 99% the CO2 emissions traditionally associated with cement production. The Company recycles approximately 10 million tons per year of power plant waste material into the building products industry, keeping close to 7 million tons per year of CO2 emissions out of the atmosphere by avoiding the production of Portland Cement. The Company also provides mission-critical utility services, including operations support, waste disposal, and environmental remediation.
Grant Quasha: “This is a pivotal moment for the concrete construction market. As climate concerns grow more acute, governments, manufacturers, investors, builders, and customers alike are demanding lower-carbon building materials. While technologies such as carbon capture offer promise in the future, the use of supplementary cementitious materials are a proven means of lowering the CO2 emissions associated with cement production—the largest source of carbon emissions in the manufacture of concrete—today.
There is no silver bullet to reducing the concrete sector’s carbon footprint—all potentially viable processes, technologies, and cementitious materials should be investigated. And that is what Eco Material Technologies is doing. While we recycle 7 million tons of coal ash per year, we also have plants in production and under construction that can produce over 4 million tons annually of sustainable, novel SCMs—harvested ash, natural pozzolans, and green cement products —that can reduce the carbon intensity of our nation’s concrete infrastructure at significant scale and a reasonable cost.”
Learn more about Eco Material Technologies on www.ecomaterial.com