Crow to take O.C.O Technology to new heights in sustainability
industry expert Martin Crow has joined carbon capture technology specialists O.C.O Technology as a
consultant to spearhead the launch of a new sustainability programme.
the latest stage in Crow’s award-winning career which spans over 40 years,
including more than two decades with Hanson UK, most recently as senior
Greig, managing director of O.C.O Technology, sees his involvement as a “real
coup” for the business, which uses its Accelerated Carbonation
Technology (ACT) process to treat
a wide range of thermal wastes, producing the world’s first truly carbon
negative aggregate M-LS (short for Manufactured LimeStone).
that as we continue to grow on the international stage and broaden our areas of
expertise, customers want to know that our world-leading technology is underpinned
with a clear commitment to environmental and sustainability policies,” said
very well-known and highly-respected within the minerals environmental sector
and we can think of no-one better in terms of industry expertise and knowledge
to help us deliver those goals.”
was recently presented with an MPA Special Award for Lifetime Achievement from
the Mineral Products Association, will be focusing on areas including
attainment of the BRE’s BES 6001 certification on responsible sourcing of
construction products; and working towards achieving an Environmental
Product Declaration (EPD), which focuses on the life-cycle environmental impact
commented: “I am delighted to be working alongside the O.C.O Technology team.
The innovative processes they have developed combine the circular economy with
carbon utilisation and are already delivering impressive benefits, not only to
the construction industry, but also in terms of treatment options for the waste
forward to developing the necessary strategies and protocols around a strong
sustainability platform that will help shape the business into a global force
in years to come.”
M-LS gains its carbon negative credentials because more carbon dioxide (CO2) is permanently captured than is generated during its manufacturing process. For every tonne of M-LS aggregate used, 1.4 tonnes of natural aggregate is saved.
It is suitable for a wide range of applications across the construction
industry, including blocks, precast and ready-mix concrete. In 2019, it
is estimated that M-LS BlockMix, specially formulated for use in
concrete masonry blocks, was used in well over 25 million blocks – the
equivalent to building more than 10,000 three-bedroom homes.