UK: Greener version of cement

UK: Greener version of cement
Published: 30 November 2011

Bridgend firm Cenin, which is pioneering an environmentally friendlier alternative to cement, has ambitious plans to generate all its own power on-site.

It is seeking planning permission for a wind turbine to add to its solar power facility at its base on the former Stormydown airfield. If approved it would be the first centre in Wales to generate electricity from mixed use of renewables at this level.

Cenin was founded by entrepreneur, Martyn Popham, to commercially develop an award-winning technology invented by Gary Hunt.

Mr Popham said: “Our products are made using industrial byproducts and create 95% less C02 than conventional cement and also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by recycling waste products.