Geofortis Pozzolans is developing state of the art products to enhance and/or replace fly ash in concrete. Our dedicated Research and Development team has conducted thousands of tests over 3 years to identify and prove the efficacy of natural pozzolans for concrete additives. We have worked with many large concrete producers to establish a market presence and acceptance. Geofortis Pozzolans has designed a processing plant to mill and blend the pozzolan and other ingredients at our 18-acre plant site in Reno, NV.
From ancient Roman pozzolan concrete structures that have stood for millennia to modern concrete structures and products, natural pozzolans have a demonstrated ability to produce high performance and durable concrete. Innovations in product development and changing market forces now allow Geofortis to bring back a superior and proven natural pozzolan to meet the demand for high performance and cost-effective concrete solutions.
Geofortis Pozzolans will produce, sell, ship and provide services for our natural pozzolans to customers in the western US. Our proprietary products replace a portion of the Portland cement in concrete. Portland cement is the “glue” that holds concrete together, and pozzolans serve to improve the strength, chemical resistance, and durability of concrete products at a lower cost of production. Production of Portland cement is a very high source of carbon emissions, and our products help customers achieve environmental goals as well. Our products will initially be sold in bulk and delivered by rail and truck to Northern California, Nevada, and select markets in Salt Lake City, Eastern Washington, and Idaho.
Geofortis Pozzolans is developing a mineral processing facility in Reno, Nevada. We purchased a unique rail served vacant property in 2015. The facility under development exists directly on a rail line that will provide economical shipment throughout the western United States. Our site is just minutes from a freeway and within a one-day driving distance of markets throughout California, Nevada, Oregon and as far east as Salt Lake City.
Our R&D team performs chemical analysis, geological analysis, proof of concept testing, process design, and material testing to refine, supplement, and create new materials. We perform these services using internal resources and by working with independent laboratories so that we can take advantage of the best equipment and industry knowledge available.