Progressive Planet Solutions Inc (CVE:PLAN) took another step towards commercializing its pozzolan product as it signed a second collaboration research deal with the University of Alberta in Canada for testing.
The firm is advancing a potential product to be used in cement and concrete, as an alternative to fly ash, the supply of which is dropping off as coal-fired power plants close.
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"Before launching our Natural Pozzolan Blend commercially, we need to assure ready mix and pre-cast concrete businesses that concrete which contains this Natural Pozzolan Blend can withstand the conditions which concrete must withstand in Canada," said Progressive in a statement.
Results of the first collaboration with the University showed that the blend from the firm's Z-1 quarry with pulverized glass was superior to the rheology of the fly ash blend.
"We were very pleased with the results achieved by Dr. Vivek Bindiganavile and his team of concrete experts on the first Collaborative Research Agreement," said Progressive CEO Steve Harpur.
"If we achieve successful results from these additional tests, we will have completed all the testing required to give the ready mix and pre-cast concrete industries confidence to use our Natural Pozzolan Blend.
"With a fully functional comminution plant in place to pulverize Natural Pozzolan from the Z-1 Quarry and to pulverize post-consumer glass, we intend to introduce this product during the 2021 construction season."
The second collaborative research agreement covers five tests including:
- Compressive strength
- Alkali-silica reaction
- Sulphate resistance
- Air void
- Freeze thaw resistance
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