Green Sulfcrete, a Melville startup company, has won a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop its technology to make environmentally friendly concrete.
The product, pioneered at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is made of sulfur recycled from gas and oil refineries. The company, launched in 2012, says it’s more durable than conventional concrete, can be made without generating significant greenhouses gasses and could reduce world’s growing stockpiles of sulfur waste.
Green Sulfcrete will use the grant to work with Brookhaven and Stony Brook University to prepare for manufacturing the product on a commercial scale. The company hopes to begin marketing its concrete within the next 12 months.
“This really validates that we have a transformative technology that can make a big difference in carbon reduction and energy savings,” said chief executive William Biamonte, who is also the Democratic commissioner for the Nassau County Board of elections.