Betolar unveils first India-made low carbon concrete products


The firm said the durability and strength of Geoprime based products is comparable to regular cement-based products

The first concrete produces produced using Geoprime, billed as a next generation low carbon solution and a sustainable alternative to cement, have been introduced for Indian construction markets by Finnish materials technology firm, Betolar.

Geoprime enables concrete manufacturers to create cement-free concrete by leveraging industrial side streams such as Fly ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS). Durability and strength for the manufactured concrete are comparable to cement-based products, yet it outperforms the traditional products with its significantly lower carbon footprint, the firm explained.

The company said Geoprime products will be on display at the World of Concrete India event in Mumbai between 13-15 October. The products on display include various types of paving blocks, concrete blocks and floor tiles produced by local concrete manufacturers in India.

In April 2022, the World Cement Association called for MENA cement firms to decarbonise, while, in July 2022, NEx and ExxonMobil said they were working together to advance the development of sustainable nonmetallic building materials.

“We are happy to introduce our first products to our customers for the Indian markets. We have now moved from laboratory tests into the production phase and can show concretely how well this solution works. It is great to hear the feedback from the concrete industry in the region towards our sustainable solution. Decarbonisation of the concrete industry is a very current and important topic”, says Abhishek Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Betolar India.

“We are satisfied that our operations in India and the Asian region are growing, and we have reached production stage with our first customers in India. It is only a few months since we published these cooperations in India and are moving forward according to our strategy in the region,” added Juha Pinomaa, VP, Head of Asia, Betolar.

Betolar said its innovations can significantly reduce CO2 emissions at a competitive cost compared to conventional cement-based concrete manufacturing, leveraging existing manufacturing processes.

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