Holcim launched a global range of green cement called ECOPlanet, which delivers at least 30% lower carbon footprint with equal to superior performance, according to the company. ECOPlanet will be distributed across 15 countries this year, starting with several in Europe, with the objective of doubling its market presence by the end of 2022 to enable low-carbon construction at scale.
“I am excited to introduce ECOPlanet, the latest in our range of green building solutions. Driving the circular economy, our ECOPlanet range includes the world’s first cement with 20% recycled construction and demolition waste inside, advancing our net-zero vision in a nature-positive way,” said Jan Jenisch, Holcim CEO. “With the world’s population rising and rapid urbanization, solutions like ECOPlanet are critical to enable greener cities and smarter infrastructure, building more with less.”
ECOPlanet’s sustainability profile is driven by innovative low-emission raw materials, including calcined clay and recycled construction and demolition waste. Its lower carbon footprint is further enhanced by decarbonizing its production process led by the use of alternative fuels.
Holcim Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer Magali Anderson said, “ECOPlanet is emblematic of how we are committed to building a net-zero future. It is innovation-driven, pushing the boundaries of low-emission materials such as calcined clay. It is circular, using recycled materials to preserve nature. We make it even more climate-friendly with alternative fuels in its industrial process. ECOPlanet is a great demonstration that it is possible to build low-carbon around the world, from Germany to Canada, with no compromise in performance.”
ECOPlanet builds on the success of Holcim’s ECOPact, what the company calls “the world’s broadest range of green concrete,” which is distributed across more than 20 markets.