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Cambridge and Oxford are the focus for trials of cement free concrete and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) used in plant and welfare facilities. Milestone Infrastructure is the company concerned with these green solutions. The contractor has committed to interim targets of 40% carbon emissions reduction by 2025, and 60% by 2030. They eventually hope to be net zero carbon by 2040, and utilising green products is a tried and tested way of doing this.
There have in recent years been calls for construction companies to actively embrace a more sustainable approach. The industry has been a major contributor to the creation of carbon emissions and the subsequent negative consequences. Many industries have had to rethink their technology and methods, in order to help reduce global warming. One of the chosen products used by Milestone is Cemfree, a revolutionary, ultra low carbon alternative to cement.
Supplied by DB Group, Cemfree is a proprietary Alkali-Activated Cementitious Material (AACM) that activates pozzolanic materials such as Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBS). It also uses Pulverised Fly Ash (PFA) creating a Cemfree Binder to replace a range of cement types for Cemfree Concrete. The product has recently been used for laying kerbs in an infrastructure project in Cambridge.
HVO [also known as renewable diesel fuel] features in Oxfordshire County’s diesel-free highway improvement project. HVO has many advantages when compared with ordinary diesel, such as a 10 year shelf life as opposed to only 1 with normal diesel. It can make use of used cooking oil and animal fat from food industry waste. With innovative products like these, the future could be brighter for all of us.
Green technology is being included in many product designs nowadays such as plant machinery, equipment and welfare units. Check out our clients Rhinos Plant Hire for all of your high quality construction equipment needs in South and Central London.