Commenting on the significance of this initiative, Holcim Head of Sustainability, Cyril Giraud said: “To produce 49m3 of concrete, our batch plant would normally consume approximately 120 litres of diesel during the day with the 150kVA generator onsite. By utilising a battery-diesel hybrid setup, we were able to efficiently power the plant predominantly with the battery; only requiring 15 litres of diesel for the generator to replenish itself. Over the course of a year’s operation, this could result in a saving of 31,000L of diesel or 85,000kg of avoided CO2 emissions. This is equivalent to taking 17 cars off the road per year, per mobile batching plant site.”
Commenting on the partnership with Holcim, Blue Diamond Director, Brad Pitts said: “As the global leader in sustainable construction, Blue Diamond was delighted to partner with Holcim to help them trial decarbonisation pathways. We worked closely with Holcim over several months to achieve the right size and application of this mobile concrete batching plant, both within the mobile fleet and the fixed plant set-up.”
This significant milestone is a positive step toward a cleaner, more sustainable built environment. Holcim’s commitment to environmental responsibility is reflected in this groundbreaking initiative, setting a new standard for construction practices in Australia.
Holcim’s commitment to innovation and sustainability continues to drive the exploration of groundbreaking solutions in the construction industry. The introduction of the battery-powered mobile concrete batching plant marks a step toward building a cleaner, more sustainable future.