We are very excited to announce that the very first concrete blocks made with our carbon-negative aggregate have been made in Australia.

We undertook the daunting task of shipping 20 tonnes of aggregate produced at our Leeds facility to W A Limestone on the West Coast of Australia and another 20 tonnes to a block maker on the East Coast, and this week saw the first super-sized blocks leave the production line.

Production of this first batch of blocks, which are typically used for retaining walls and motorway soundproofing, was overseen by O.C.O’s Director of Technology and Sustainability, Dr Peter Gunning and Andrew Short, Head of Planning and Development who are currently in Australia with CEO, Steve Greig visiting a number of our antipodean business partners. 

This is a major milestone in our support of the Australian Waste to Energy sector and comes alongside the start of groundworks in preparation of building the first O.C.O plant in the country having been granted our Development License in Victoria.

The adoption of O.C.O’s technology is key in the drive to building Australia’s circular economy and allows the Waste from Energy plants to recycle 99% of their Air Pollution Control residues (APCr).

Pictured below are Steve Greig, David Jettner (Maryvale Consortium Lead), Andrew Short and Peter Gunning at the start of the geotechnical works in Maryvale, Melbourne and Andrew and Peter again atop some of the first batch of Australian O.C.O blocks.