Lafarge and Solidia commercialise a solution for the construction sector

30 April 2015

Lafarge has reached a new milestone in its partnership with US start-up Solidia Technologies® with the signing of an agreement to commercialise an

innovative technology allowing a significant reduction in the environmental footprint of precast concrete.

The patented technology allows lower CO2 emissions in the cement production process and utilises CO2 in precast concrete manufacturing. It reduces the carbon footprint of the end-to-end process by up to 70%.

Under the terms of this agreement, Lafarge will have the right to commercialise this technology worldwide. Lafarge will offer a complete solution (sustainable cement and CO2-cured concrete) in partnership with Solidia.

The commercial launch will first be to North America and Europe for manufacturing concrete elements such as paving stones, roof tiles and concrete blocks.

This partnership illustrates Lafarge’s commitment to introduce innovative solutions contributing to building better cities. Lafarge has been working for over 20 years to reduce its environmental footprint and, in particular, its CO2 emissions. These have been reduced by 26% per ton of cement since 1990.

Lafarge has collaborated with Solidia Technologies since 2013 to industrialise this technology.

Follow Solidia Technologies at
More information on Lafarge’s website:


Read the latest issue

Latest Issue