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AIT CleanCem

AIT is a technology company that converts coal combustion waste into a cement substitute with proven environmental benefits, a $60bn market.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Boston, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2010
  • Website

Company Summary

AIT’s patent-pending technology is applied directly at power plants and eliminates the production of waste ash, instead converting it into a chemically modified product that mimics the behavior of cement. CleanCem overcomes the traditional barriers that have until now impeded higher utilization of ash in concrete, making the product obtained a cost effective and abundant substitute for ordinary cement.


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    Marc Zacharias
    President and CEO

    13 years of marketing and general management experience in the cement and concrete industry. Business Director at Grace Construction Products (WR Grace) Director of Marketing at Lafarge, the world’s largest cement and concrete producer. GM at Veolia, world leader in environmental services. MBA,Harvard Business School, Masters Degrees in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris (France) and Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain).

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    Wayne Fried
    Chief Technology Officer

    Over 25 years of experience in the Construction Industry and fly ash beneficiation for sustainable building practices. Structural Engineering Contractor in the New York City area, President of Donmar Contracting Corp., Board Member at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein Research Division. BS in Biochemistry, minor in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York.

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    Reinhard W Maier
    Vice President, Power Systems

    Over 40 years in the Power industry, including equipment design, construction, commissioning, cost estimating, risk analysis, environmental permitting, proposal development, and project engineering & management services. Combustion Engineering (Alstom), AES, GPU (First Energy), Stone & Webster, Edison Mission Energy. BS in Engineering from the University of Connecticut, MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Registered professional engineer.

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    Paul J Sandberg
    Vice President, R&D Cementitious Materials

    Over 20 years of experience in Cement and Cement replacement materials. Formerly a Sr. Scientist at WR Grace, author of multiple patents and papers. Prior to WR Grace, Cementa Environmental Technology (Scancem), Technical Team Leader for the cement used in the famed Oresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden. PhD in Building Materials from the University of Lund, Sweden, guest researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.

Previous Investors

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    AIT Funding LLC
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    SIKA AG (