Concrete ECOFORTO 35% CO2 reduction
Concrete ECOFORTO stones can reduce up to 35% CO2 reduction. The ECOFORTO concrete has been launched by MBI. This stone is produced with 30% less cement.
The titanium dioxide coating guarantees not only a long life. If used on stones as the Clairplus, stones are also capable of infiltrating water and purifying the air. Because of this strong top layer the concrete blocks can be manufactured with minimal cement and primary materials and still can meet all strength requirements
Furthermore, MBI replace 30 percent of its primary raw materials like sand and gravel by secondary raw materials from recycled and purified bottom ash of waste incinerators.
By using Rebeas sand and gravel from old railways, ballast gets a second life in the concrete. Also MBI plants recycle all their own debris in their concrete.
Revolutionary is the use of the alternative Mecalithe excipient. With Mecalithe the concrete uses 30 percent less cement in his ECOFORTO concrete blocks.
Since the cement industry is responsible for 5 percent of all CO2 emissions in the world, this leads to a substantial reduction of the CO2 footprint.
The ‘green concrete’ is extremely strong, and remains perfect in roads with a lot of traffic, when it freezes, and must withstand salt. The potential is enormous.
Cement is not only expensive, but also harmful to the environment, because cement must be heated to high temperatures, making it responsible for over 5% of CO2 emissions worldwide.
Less cement in concrete translates into fewer greenhouse gases.
If Geopolymers are added to the cement, this will reduce CO2 emissions during the cement production by 80%.