Russell Hill

Solidia Technologies

Chief Executive Officer

Innovation, R&D and construction materials expert Russell Hill, Ph.D., serves as Chief Executive Officer of Solidia Technologies®, a leading provider of decarbonization technologies and sustainable solutions to the construction and building materials industries. Based in Piscataway, N.J., Solidia’s patented processes start with an energy-saving cement that reduces CO2 emissions at the kiln and that utilizes carbon in the curing process to produce concrete. Together, the technologies improve manufacturing and produce higher-performing products while reducing their carbon footprint and lowering the consumption of fresh water. Hill joined Solidia in 2021 to advance Solidia’s R&D and commercialization roadmap quickly, not only to deliver immediate value to customers, but also to tap the vital potential of the global construction industry to scale solutions that benefit society both economically and environmentally. He came to Solidia after 25 years with international construction materials and building products leader, Boral. Most recently, as Group Chief Innovation Officer, he established a comprehensive innovation strategy with a global vision for the future, with broad initiatives spanning R&D, new product development, venture investments, digital advancements, customer experience, and advanced manufacturing improvements. In 2012, he led the discovery, development, and incubation of a new, green product category that opened new market segments and geography to Boral. With a doctorate in chemistry from the University of North Texas, Hill’s areas of expertise and interests include coal combustion products, cement and fly ash chemistry, concrete technology and durability, geopolymers, mineral fillers, activated carbon, chemical admixtures, and polyurethane composites. He is named inventor on 56 patents, consisting of over 20 distinct families. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute, ASTM, the American Chemical Society, and Alpha Chi Sigma.

Sessions With Russell Hill

Tuesday, 8 March

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 11:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 12:10 am

    Creating Value from CO2: Synthetic fuels & building materials

    Innovations in CO2 utilization are opening avenues for applications in various areas. New, exciting prospects for CO2 uses are emerging in chemicals, fuels, building materials, and polymers. Will increasing subsidies for alternative technology projects impact the traditional uses for CO2 in oil recovery? Will direct CO2 capture from air become successful? What end uses are likely to establish an outlet for carbon emissions? How do we balance care for climate change with project viability?