Transforming the 2nd most used commodity in the world.
We made cement agile, scalable and carbon neutral.
We need to 1) supply 12 New York Cities worth of cement every year for the next 30 years and, 2) bring emissions from cement – currently 8% of global CO2 – to zero.
Today, cement is made in fixed, monolithic, and expensive plants inflexible to change.
Decarbonization is here, and it’s Modular.
Furno diverges from the outdated “bigger-is-better” philosophy obeyed by the cement industry. Instead, we take our cue from the steel industry’s shift to mini-mills which enabled these adaptable, nimble foundries to become the dominant technology in steel production. We leverage the low-cost strategy of mini-mills and apply it to the cement industry by building small, efficient and modular cement plants.
First ever modular carbon-neutral technology.
We’re taking a hypothesis driven approach to designing our technology to meet criteria we believe will enable mass-market adoption.
Compact and Modular
Increased productivity and a smaller size enable a low CAPEX solution to enter and exit high-growth markets quickly and efficiently.
More Energy Efficient
Less energy per ton of cement at a smaller-scale than today’s large state-of-the-art plants will enable a cost-competitive OPEX.
The production of clinker identical in composition and performance to the global standard. This enables us to plug into the cement supply chain.
Path to Zero Emissions
A purified modular stream of CO2 enables sale, utilization and/or storage of CO2 without the costs of capture and purification.
Furno’s Recipe for Innovation
Truthful and transparent communication is paramount to a flourishing environment. An openness to grappling with different points of view and ideas is necessary to ensure the best ideas prevail.
We seek to understand people and ideas. Disagreements are inevitable; however, curiosity enables us to cross bridges and build foundations of trust and respect. We treat each other as someone we’re responsible for.
We celebrate excellence. We take pride in everything we do and ruminate over how we can improve in every facet of our lives. We strive for mastery over our characters and our craft.
Great things come from people who exercise great courage. It’s where talent meets opportunity. We seek to make the most of the hand given to us. We understand risks, hard-work and sacrifice are required to reap great rewards.