Bouygues Construction and Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies sign a partnership agreement for the development of very low carbon concrete.
The gallic construction giant and France’s 6thlargest cement producer have agreed a technical and commercial collaboration contract 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-EVA. Operational implementation is expected by 2020.
Developed by Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, this unique and innovative technology 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 sustainable, considering the fact that cement currently accounts for 6% of greenhouse gas emissions in France alone.
Philippe Bonnave, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bouygues Construction, commented: “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 clinker- free 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.”
About Hoffman Green Cement Technologies
The 6th largest French cement producer, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies believes in the virtue of disruptive innovation with respect to the environment, and its ability to act as a driver to significantly reduce carbon impact. The Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies ‘Industry 4.0’ site in western France perfectly illustrates the disruptive technologies that the company has introduced into the world of construction driven by a desire to develop a new form of concrete through new low carbon cements.
Having been awarded the Horizon 2020 label for Research and Innovation in Europe, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies was included in the French Future Investments Programme 1 (PIA1) in December 2016 thanks to the French Commissariat-General for Investment. Its industrial project was further endorsed in September 2018 in the more ambitious French Future Investments Programme 3 (PIA3).