Problem: Fly Ash Supply Shortage
Solving a Concrete Industry Crisis
GEOFORTIS PRODUCTS SOLVE A CRITIAL PRODUCT SHORTAGE CRISIS
Geofortis is developing innovative technologies and products to solve an increasingly severe challenge to the concrete industry. At the core of Geofortis is an age-old pozzolan mineral. Ancient Roman structures built with similar materials still stand today.
The primary pozzolan in recent years has been fly ash, a residual from coal burning power plants. Production has diminished as coal plants close or convert to natural gas. The Western U.S. is facing supply shortages of fly ash, creating big problems for concrete suppliers, including contract delivery issues, cost, capacity limits, quality, and performance. Significant additional closures and conversions are scheduled, creating a bigger deficit in an already constrained market.
Before the widespread use of fly ash as concrete additives, natural pozzolans were successfully used as a raw ingredient in concrete to improve performance and durability. Now that the availability of fly ash is limited and costs increase, a replacement is needed. Geofortis is bringing natural pozzolans that have a proven track record of meeting these needs back to the market.
New Production Facilities to Serve Western US
First Plant near Salt Lake City to Serve Utah and Idaho Markets
Geofortis has begun construction of our first plant to process natural pozzolans on a 7 acre site we purchased in Tooele, UT. All processing equipment has been ordered and is being fabricated. The new plant will begin operations by June 2021. The plant uses our natural pozzolan source located just 40 minutes from the plant and will serve the greater Salt Lake area.
Geofortis' second plant is planned at our 18 acre site in Reno, NV. It will use our natural pozzolan source located 30 minutes west and other sources. The Reno plant will serve both northern Nevada and northern California by truck and rail shipments.
Innovative Engineering Creates Best Products
Our dedicated Research and Development team has conducted thousands of tests over 5 years to identify and prove the efficacy of our natural pozzolans for concrete additives. We have worked with large concrete producers to establish market presence and acceptance. We have demonstrated the benefits of our products both in the lab and in full scale concrete pours.
Our products improve concrete strength and durability, reduce permeability and provide cost savings for producers. Many areas face severe problems due to poor quality aggregates that are solved by the addition of Geofortis' natural pozzolan products.
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+1 925 272 2600 30 S. Tooele Blvd
Tooele, UT 84074
320 Western Rd, Suite 1
Reno, NV 89506