Decarbonisation research project launched in UK

By Leila Steed18 May 2021

Innovate UK has launched a research and development project for the British Government’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ), which aims to reduce the emissions inherent in precast concrete methodology and materials.

According to the publicly-owned company, the manufacturing and use of precast concrete products is said to be responsible for up to 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions.

Jonny Voon, head of the Sustainable Innovation Fund at Innovate UK, said, “Decarbonisation of concrete manufacturing is fundamental to helping the UK government achieve its Net Zero ambition of slashing emissions by 78% by 2035. Innovate UK is proud to support the project and an exciting consortium with their world-leading efforts.”

Innovate UK’s Decarbonising Precast Concrete (DPC) project will involve a group of construction industry specialists, including manufacturing design company Akerlof and material manufacturer Forterra.

The collaboration also includes façade construction specialist PCE, engineering firm Curtins and sustainability consultants Accelar...sign in to continue reading.

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