Building a greener and smarter world with FastCarb
In partnership with the French government, Holcim is playing a key role in the FastCarb research project. It aims to enhance the properties of recycled aggregates through a mineral carbonation process in which CO2 and calcium react to produce an inert, high-quality aggregate.
FastCarb is also working to capture CO2 from our facilities, with pilot projects in France, Canada and Austria. Concrete will absorb more than 20% of the CO2 emitted during cement production over its lifetime. FastCarb can potentially add 30% more reabsorption in just a few hours.