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Our Mission

Neocrete's mission is to make concrete sustainable.

In early 2022 we poured precast concrete panels with a 40% reduction in carbon.

 

We are working towards pouring carbon-neutral, fully sustainable concrete by 2030.

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Our Story

Neocrete was founded in New Zealand in 2018 by Zarina Bazoeva and Matt Kennedy-Good. We are focused on using technology and innovation to reduce the environmental impacts of concrete and improve its performance.

 

Neocrete is based in Auckland and Wellington, and leverages innovation from Zarina’s family business, global universities and local concrete experts and partners.

Neocrete D5 Green is BRANZ appraised for durability and water tightness. Neocrete is a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council, the Sustainable Business Network and has an independent Life Cycle Assessment. 

Zarina Bazoeva and Matt Kennedy-Good in Lower Hutt at successful trial in 2019

World leading innovation

At the core of Neocrete innovation are unique processes to make natural volcanic pozzolans hyper-efficient and deliver consistent results.

Since 2018, Neocrete has worked with industry leaders including Concretec, Stevenson Concrete, Higgins Concrete, LT McGuinness, eHaus and Max Raft to develop a low-carbon high-performing concrete solution for New Zealand. Callaghan Innovation has been supporting this innovation since 2019 (read the story here).

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Zarina and Matt getting hands dirty during R&D at WSP Opus in 2020

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The natural pozzolan processing technology was first developed by Zarina's father Dr Oleg Bazoev to make concrete much stronger, more durable and waterproof. He has registered 8 patents and 2 “know hows”, won multiple international innovation awards and published a number of scientific papers. We have leveraged this innovation to create Neocrete D5 Green low-carbon concrete.

We have employed post graduate students from top universities, including Stanford and Harvard to help us at our test lab in Auckland to further reduce carbon in concrete.

If you would like to work with Neocrete in our mission to make concrete carbon negative, please get in touch - we love hearing from inspired minds!

Neocrete team at Neocrete test lab in Auckland

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