A14 Cemfree Trial

Mick George Concrete has completed delivery of the first Cemfree materials to the £1.5bn A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge improvement scheme, in what represents a representing a pioneering test for low-carbon concrete as a technically appropriate, permanent application on major infrastructure projects.

Approximately 10m3 of Cemfree will be used to install a new drainage channel and headwall within section 4 of the project at Dry Drayton.

The Mick George Group has taken a leading role in the supply of low-carbon alternatives to the East Anglia and East Midlands construction industry, having dedicated a 100-tonne silo at its Cambridgeshire based batching plant to Cemfree, a low-carbon sustainable cement.

As concerns over carbon emissions and climate change escalate, Mick George Concrete has responded to unprecedented interest for a ‘green’ solution by becoming the first RMC supplier in the region to stock Cemfree in this way.

Cemfree is an ultra-low-carbon cement produced by Cambridgeshire-based building materials company DB Group (Holdings) Ltd. The product can achieve embodied carbon savings of up to 80% when used to replace ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in concrete production.

When you consider that concrete is the third highest source of man-made CO2 and that the global production rate of OPC currently stands at 4 billion tonnes per year contributing almost 4 billion tonnes to the Earth’s all-time high CO2 levels, you can see why this has already attracted significant interest.