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ECO-Binder demonstrates new way to reduce carbon footprint of concrete

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The ECO-Binder project carried out research and development for Belite-Ye’elimite-Ferrite (BYF) binders and demonstrated their usage in new concrete products.

ECO-Binder demonstrates new way to reduce carbon footprint of concrete


This research project investigated the possibility of replacing Portland Cement-based concrete products with new ones based on the new Belite-Ye’elimite-Ferrite (BYF) technology. The new generation of concrete-based construction materials and prefabricated building envelope components are targeted to give a 30% lower carbon footprint than current solutions. The aim was also to deliver a 20% better insulating performance and 15% lower cost than materials based on Portland cement.


BRE carried out independent concrete durability and monitoring studies. Some of the results were presented at a conference and published in an abstract.

The full reference to the project results as presented:

Andrew Dunster, Martin Kaasguarde, Claus Pade, Blandine Albert, Jan Skocek, Emmanuel Schmitt. Marco Nucci. “ECO-Binder project: Demonstration on site and laboratory durability study” Proceedings of the 38th Cement and Concrete Science Conference 10-11 September 2018 (Eds M Tyrer, E Ganjian and A West) 2018. Publisher Coventry University, (2018). ISBN-13 978-1-84600-088-1.

HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH PROJECT. The ECO-Binder project was supported by the European Commission under the Energy Theme of the Horizon 2020 for research and Technological development. Grant Agreement number 637138

You can read more about this project on the ECO-Binder project homepage.

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