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AI carbon-saving concrete wins sustainability award

Aggregate Industries pick up leading sustainability award
Aggregate Industries pick up leading sustainability award

Aggregate Industries’ ECOPact Prime AS scoops Product Innovation of the Year at edie Awards

AGGREGATE Industries have won Product Innovation of the Year at the 16th edie Awards for their market-leading carbon-saving concrete, ECOPact Prime AS. Launched in 2022, the product, the latest addition to the company’s low-carbon concrete product range, is said to be the UK’s first concrete to provide high levels of carbon reduction without compromising on performance, offering over 50% carbon reduction compared with industry standard Portland cement CEMI solution.

Both Aggregate Industries and colleagues from Holcim were present to accept the award. Lee Sleight, managing director of AI’s Readymix concrete division, commented: ‘With concrete being the second most used resource after water, getting the concrete industry to net zero is vital in supporting global climate change commitments. To this end, we have invested heavily in a range of low-carbon solutions that assist in meeting the sustainability goals of the construction industry.


‘The most recent of these solutions is ECOPact Prime AS, giving the industry a much lower carbon alternative to standard concrete. Seeing this latest innovation of ours recognized within the edie Awards’ coveted product innovation category validates the endeavours of all at Aggregate Industries who have been involved in its development.’

The edie Awards are regarded as one of the world’s largest sustainable business awards schemes. They showcase excellence across a spectrum of green businesses, from the most ambitious net-zero carbon programmes through to cutting-edge green innovations.

This year the edie Awards judges said of ECOPact Prime AS: ‘This is what sustainability innovation is all about. The product shows great potential to reduce emissions in the cement industry, and the initial results are promising. If scaled up, this innovation could be a real game-changer on the path to a net-zero construction sector.’

ECOPact Prime AS – as with other ECOPact products before it – is already helping to reduce the carbon footprint of projects in which it is used, delivering greater carbon reduction with the same setting time, as well as active development of compressive strength to support carbon reduction objectives in the construction industry.


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