Bouygues Construction and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies have signed a technical and commercial collaboration contract to development very low carbon concrete
The contract will be for an initial period of 30 months, with the aim of devising and testing concrete formulas using a new cement manufactured with a new technology (known as H-EVA1 ) to create low carbon concrete.
Developed by Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, this is a unique and innovative technology that offers a carbon footprint between 70% and 80% lower than a conventional Portland cement.
In the face of the climate emergency, the partnership constitutes a strategic alliance, the results of which will contribute to making the construction sector more responsible and more sustainable.
Studies jointly carried out by the partners will make it possible to obtain the certifications needed for operational implementation on Bouygues Construction sites in 2020.
Philippe Bonnave, chairman and chief executive of Bouygues Construction, said: “As a leading player in the construction sector, Bouygues Construction needs to meet the challenges of growing urbanisation while reducing its environmental impact.
“The partnership we have signed with Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies is an opportunity to jointly develop an innovation for our sector that is disruptive, because it emits less CO2, and to act to make construction more sustainable for our customers.”
Julien Blanchard, chairman and co-founder of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, added: “The construction industry today has to change quickly in the face of climate issues and the advent of new regulations. To meet these challenges, we have created new cements guaranteed to be clinkerfree and based on industrial by-products.
“Our industrial approach to cement is genuinely an eco-responsible and revolutionary solution on the construction market. This meaningful partnership is a perfect illustration of Bouygues Construction’s desire to sign up to disruptive innovations such as ours, with the aim of getting the construction sector to commit itself sustainably, and immediately, to a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions.”