Lightweight biomass prefab concrete
a CO2 reduction innovation in construction
Patent granted

Supporting worldwide CO2 reduction objectives
by creating technology driven sustainable construction propositions

News

15th of july, 2021. PFAS free!. The Dutch government, together with Germany, Denmark Sweden and Norway today have decided to ban all PFAS based products.
PFAS being the collective name for dirt- water- and fire repellant properties in products.
Since sustainable solutions has been the key focus for Econcreed from the start, we are able to guarantee that our Econcreed additive is free from PFAS!

The Econcreed additive is being used to treat and regulate the biomass water absorption balance so that we are able to process a high percentage of biomass (CO2 reduction) into cement mixtures and building plates species.
June 2021, Corona Netherlands. Corona for Econcreed gave a period of unsecurity for potential concrete producers in Europe, not knowing in which direction their business would further develop.
Meantime developments and testing procedures where picked up again by all parties involved, confirming that the CO2 reduction proposition of Econcreed will create part of the answer towards increasing international government regulations on sustainability.
April 2021, Catttail biomass pitch, the Netherlands. End of April Econcreed was asked to pitch at the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Economy for an innovative product concept with integration of Cattail and Miscanthus as important Paludi culture crops. With the objective to intensify crop growth leading to higher waterlevels and therefore reduce the CO2 emission of these worldwide spread wetlands cultures. The Econcreed additive enables the regulation of moist absorption of the biomass Cattail which than can be integrated as prepared biomass into concrete mixtures. Integration of both crops as future construction applications were presented based on the existing Econcreed Miscanthus know how. Further tests recently have been started.
November 18th 2019, Econcreed article in Belgian national newspaper HNL. Econcreed was no.2 finalist at the ABN AMRO BANK Innovation Challenge in Construction. Out of 40 pitches and in front of 700 visitors and a professional jury, Econcreed was selected as most innovative biomass construction material for Residential, Utility and Infra. During a recent historic Royal Belgium Trademission to China on the 18th of November, our Belgian Econcreed collegue was interviewed by the national Belgian newspaper HNL. As part of a Greentech presentation in China, Econcreed biomass concrete (using Miscanthus or Elephant grass) was mentioned to be one of the first worldwide solutions to seriously reduce worldwide CO2 emissions in Construction. With many corporate reactions in only 1 week time as a result.
See more at: Belg ontwikkelt biobeton met dank aan olifantengras: “Tot nu maakten we beton nog altijd zoals de Romeinen”
September 12th 2019, Econcreed no. 2 finalist innovation challenge in construction, the Netherlands. Econcreed was no.2 finalist at the ABN AMRO BANK Innovation Challenge in Construction. Out of 40 pitches and in front of 700 visitors and a professional jury, Econcreed was selected as most innovative biomass construction material for Residential, Utility and Infra.

Our lightweight Miscanthus biomass concrete has hereby been acknowledged as the no.1 CO2 reducing concrete solution in construction. Econcreed delivers a unique negative CO2 emission per m3 and is 100% recyclable.

In the last 2 years numerous Econcreed noise barrier projects have already been placed in the Netherlands and 2019 is the start up for Residential and Utility application in NL, Belgium and the UK. Simultaneously Econcreed is actively searching for and approaching local partnerships in other European countries and outside the European market.
September 16th 2019, Econcreed at Project Drawdown, Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia, USA. Econcreed was invited by the Project Drawdown organization to pitch Econcreed in front of 1.000 international congress visitors as a best practice and leverage example how CO2 emission reduction can be realized in Residential, Utility and Infra construction. The week after Econcreed was invited to join the New York Climate Summit congress for further introduction into the international sustainability network, which Econcreed will be using to further expand its international scale up.

Our patented lightweight Miscanthus biomass concrete Econcreed delivers a unique negative CO2 emission per m3 and is 100% recyclable.
ECONCREED is a specially prepared Miscanthus (grass) based biomass-concrete mixture which replaces gravel and captures CO2. A prefab construction proposition which captures 5 times more CO2 long term with a NET CO2 reduction per m3 as result. A contemporary, unique and highly sustainable lightweight prefab concrete. Patent pending.

MISCANTHUS GIGANTEUS

Miscanthus is a fast growing biomass crop (cane like) which reaches a yearly height of 4 meters and can be yearly harvested for 20-25 years without mentionable weed management and use of herbicides. Furthermore Miscanthus is a so called C4 crop which absorbs 5 times more CO2 compared to young and fast growing wood species. A very sustainable crop thus which is being used for biomass energy production, stable beddings and cattle feeding. After preparation it is also being used in the paper and biocomposites industry. By means of a special sustainable preparation, Econcreed Miscanthus is made suitable for use in construction. Through ligthweight precast concrete, sustainable building materials and building blocks. With excellent noise reduction properties. And extreme low environmental impact costs.

A patented sustainable innovation which reduces CO2 in construction!

Econcreed additive: our biomass moist absorption regulator

Core of our granted patent is the Econcreed additive. Key at the start of the Econcreed construction concept.
The additive enables biomass integration into concrete mixtures by regulating their specific water absorption potential
and ensures longterm CO2 reduction through the biomass fossilization proces.
The additive is applicable on various biomass species like rice husk (Asia Pacific/India, Southern EU, Africa regions), woodchips, hemp, sunflower pith,
and the like. Specials tests on request

WHY CHOOSE ECONCREED?

NUMBER 1 IN NET CO2 REDUCTION

1 residential home is
60m2 of Econcreed separation walls
1.680 KG net CO2 reduction
1.000 homes = 1.680.000 KG CO2 reduction

5 TIMES MORE CO2 CAPTURING IN CONCRETE

A yield of 20.000 KG softwood = 6.000 KG of CO2 absorption
A yield of 20.000 KG Miscanthus = 35.000 KG of CO2 absorption
5 times more CO2 absorption captured in Econcreed construction material

1/3 OF WEIGHT

1/3 of weight (800 kg) compared to 1 m3 of concrete (2400 kg)
Lower environmental impact
Better working condition

LOWEST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT COSTS

High CO2 absorption captured in Econcreed
Net CO2 reduction per m3 instead of CO2 increase
Integral lowest environmental impact costs
Highest NEN (Dutch Normalization Norm) against burning and smoke

CIRCULARITY > 99%

Final CO2 reduction because of recyclability 100%
More Econcreed is more substantial final CO2 reduction
Econcreed: a serious circularity concept

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY

The cry for CO2 reduction is valid all over the world and principally agreed upon in the international Paris 2015 agreement. Governments more and more demand effective commitments in reducing CO2 production in construction. Tenders for that reason are already altered in the Netherlands where Environmental Impact Costs will become a key factor for winning tender procedures. Also the registration of Miscanthus concrete into the International Classification of Building products Database (NIBE) shows the lowest integral Environmental Impact Costs being compared.

Econcreed: a CO2 reduction proposition in construction being made concrete
Having started with Eco noise reduction panels in INFRA and non-bearing separation walls in RESIDENTIAL construction there is more into the pipeline. Also Econcreed is the answer to a growing demand for sustainable prefab solutions whereas the greying workforce and lack of qualified professionals in construction is becoming a more and more limiting factor in construction planning and costs. Econcreed is the answer to a changing demand in building construction materials.

THE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

INFRASTRUCTURE

Econcreed for noise barriers for trains, highways and tunnels

RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

Econcreed for non-bearing walls and light construction walls in residential construction, office buildings, warehousing and stable construction

FLOORING PANELS / CYCLE PATHS

Econcreed for light construction flooring, panels for Infrastructures / commercial construction and panels for cycle paths

PUBLIC WORKS

Econcreed for eco friendly lightweight concrete street furniture and similar applications

ABOUT US

Econcreed is a product concept by PF Projects BV. As R&D group based in the Netherlands and Belgium we develop - nano technology driven- concepts and produce additives, cleaners and coatings. Ensuring our customers a sustainable B2B and B2C future business.
PF Projects is active in following focus areas: Construction - Paper Technology - Maintenance - Health/ Dental care.

CONTACT

Netherlands, IJsselstein
[email protected]
T +31 85 105 05 42
Belgium, Antwerp
[email protected]
T+31 85 105 05 42
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR SENDING YOU THE DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE AND FACTSHEET OF THE MATERIAL.
Econcreed is part of the Durecon Group