The manufacturing process used by Hoffmann Green Cements promotes circular economy by using local resources and co-products from industry (blast furnace slag comes from the metallurgical and steel industry, flash clay – a co-product of clay sludge, gypsum from materials removed from construction) thus preserving natural resources. The industrial project that it is carrying out exhibits a “new generation” entrepreneurial dynamism, integrating the environmental and societal impact of its activities to prepare a better, more sustainable future for coming generations.
Hoffmann Green’s technological breakthrough based on changing the composition of cement so that it does not contain any clinker, the main source of CO2 emissions in traditional cement production. It has also created a cold and clean cement manufacturing process, with no firing of raw materials.
This innovation makes it possible to produce a low carbon cement with 0% clinker, while preserving natural resources. No materials are taken from quarries. Also, with the absence of a firing process, the CO2 impact of Hoffmann Green’s cements is significantly reduced compared to the traditional cement manufacturing process.
Adjuvating and mixing are at the heart of Hoffmann Green’s industrial process. This is followed by the packaging of its cements (big bag, bulk, or bags) and then shipment to sites according to an optimized transport scheme.
H2 production site
With its four technologies designed to produce decarbonated cements with 0% clinker for all markets in the construction sector, Hoffmann Green Cement’s ambition is to initiate in a real paradigm shift in the construction sector.
In this sense, the first stage of its industrial deployment consists of the construction of two new production sites. These are the H2 plant in the Vendee, France, now operational and the H3 site in Dunkerque, France, scheduled to come online in 2026. These two new sites will each have the capacity to produce 250000 t/a of Hoffmann Green Cements.
Hoffmann Green believes in the virtues of the industry to meet today’s challenges. It took the company less than four years to move from the idea to its first plant, wich was inaugurated in 2018. The H2 and then H3 factory model, the only one of its kind in the world, is a concrete example of its industrial vision that will offer solutions to environmental issues through:
Advanced research and development
This new H2 plan model will allow the cement sector to move from being an industry with a high environmental impact to an industry at the cutting edge of technology that is able to benefit the environment, rather than challenge it.