Concrete4Change (C4C) is an award-winning R&D company on a mission to decarbonise the construction industry through disruptive technological innovation via carbon capture, utilisation and storage within concrete (CCUS). The majority of CO2 utilisation methods are expensive to operate due to thermodynamic barriers. Research by Michigan University in 2021, showed that utilisation in concrete is one of only two methodologies that can produce a positive environmental return on investment.
C4C won the United Nations “Most Innovative Net Zero Transition Technology’ award (The Climate Challenge Cup) at COP26 in Glasgow, the SDG award from EU Technology Chamber (EUTECH) and the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub Prize. In July 2022, C4C was invited to the House of Lords to present its technology. C4C has been going from strength to strength; and has been invited to help the construction industry transition to net-zero by presenting its technology at the British Precast Federation, Knowledge Transfer Network and various other high-profile organisations.
Concrete is the most used material on earth after water and currently accounts for 8% of global CO2 emissions. If nothing is done, this will reach 40% of global CO2 emissions by 2050. C4C is developing an award-winning, patented technology that takes CO2 and permanently locks it into concrete as the safest method for CCUS. C4C technology is significantly more advanced than existing approaches and it is applicable in structural and non-structural ready-mix and precast applications.
Concrete4Change is on a mission to mitigate 2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2040, the equivalent of the EU's total annual CO2 emissions.
C4C is partly owned by two of the largest concrete manufacturers in the World (Siam Cement Group and Goldbeck GmBH). C4C is running several projects in partnership with the University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield & University of Warwick (total project value of £2.5M for 2023-2024).