Möckli Beton AG, headquartered in Thurgau, achieves a significant milestone by storing a record-breaking 200 tons of CO2 within its recycled building materials, utilizing Neustark’s technology in under three months. The company employs granulate exposed to CO2 gas, incorporating mixed demolition materials to craft its sustainable NovoCon concrete.
Berne-based Neustark, the provider of Möckli’s storage facility, highlights the exceptional accomplishment, emphasizing that none of its 14 capture and storage facilities has reached this volume in such a brief period.
CEO Chris Möckli attributes the success to their unique treatment process. All demolition waste undergoes a specialized treatment, entering the material box where the granulate interacts with CO2, initiating the mineralization and storage process. Möckli expresses no surprise at the substantial CO2 savings achieved.
Over the past few years, Möckli Beton has manufactured 500,000 cubic meters of NovoCon using concrete and mixed rubble granulate. Integration of the CO2 storage process enhances the sustainability of NovoCon concrete, providing a more eco-friendly solution. The CO2-mineralized material also enhances strength, allowing for reduced cement content in recycled concrete.