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Companies to work together to reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete manufacturing
LAFARGE have signed a partnership agreement with the US start-up firm Solidia Technologies to industrialize an innovative technology that could reduce the environmental footprint of precast concrete.
The technology allows reduced CO2 emissions in the cement production process, and involves the capture of CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing.
Overall, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 70%, say Lafarge.
As part of the agreement, Lafarge will work with Solidia to demonstrate the feasibility of commercial-scale production in the first half of 2014.
The two companies will then collaborate to market this technology as a new solution for the precast sector.
Lafarge have been working for more than 20 years to reduce their environmental footprint and in particular, their CO2 emissions. These have been reduced by nearly 25% per tonne of cement since 1990.