Roger Bullivant to use graphene-enhanced concrete

Concretene is linking-up with piling specialist Roger Bullivant to supply its graphene-enhanced admixture that reduces embodied carbon in precast piles.

Funding for the precast project has been provided by Innovate UK with trials starting immediately ahead of commercial deliveries which could start in Q4 2024.

Concretene reduces the carbon footprint of concrete by improving compressive, tensile and flexural strength and durability.

Support for the project from Roger Bullivant includes a proposal for the establishment of a pilot manufacturing plant for Concretene at its headquarters in south Derbyshire.

David Clement, Managing Director of Roger Bullivant, said: “Our precast foundation systems, manufactured using low-carbon concrete are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional methods.

“As part of Soletanche Bachy and VINCI, we have an ambitious target to reduce our concrete and cement-related CO2 emissions by 20% by 2030.

“This exciting R&D initiative in partnership with Concretene is the next step in our carbon-reduction journey and is a critical element of our Sustainability strategy.”

Mike Harrison, Chief Operating Officer of Concretene, said: “This is another significant step on our journey to commercialisation of our product and we are delighted to be working with the team at Roger Bullivant.

“Concretene has an important role to play in helping the construction industry meet challenging net-zero targets and the establishment of pilot manufacturing will be vital as we scale our operation.”

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