Concrete plant De Brabandere: concrete made out of concrete

With a future-oriented and sustainable vision, Pieter De Brabandere is changing the face of his business. He wants to transform it from a concrete service provider to a sustainable producer.

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Concrete plant De Brabandere has been making ready-mixed concrete for four generations now. Concrete consists of three crucial ingredients: sand, aggregates and binders (cement). 

Because resources are scarce and dredging zones for offshore wind farms make it even more difficult to collect sea sand, the entrepreneur went on a quest for more sustainable alternatives. He got off to a good start with impetus from SMESmall and medium-sized enterprises growth subsidies. Now the knowledge required to replace sea sand with recycled concrete rubble no longer needs to come from abroad.

grondstoffenGrondstoffen worden vaak uit de natuur gehaald, zijn eindig en niet-hernieuwbaar, zoals steenkool, erts, ...-voor-ons-beton" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Read the article on the website of VLAIO (only available in Dutch).