Novacem's Technology Strategy Board project
The Technology Strategy Board focuses on promoting innovation in the UK. Much of its work is in spreading knowledge, understanding policy, spotting opportunities and bringing people together to solve problems or make new advances. It also invests in and manages a range of delivery mechanisms and programmes to drive technology-enabled innovation.
A Novacem team recently led a two year £1.5Mn Technology Strategy Board project to prove the technical and commercial viability of our cement. This was a collaborative R&D project in which our industrial partners are Rio Tinto (a leading global mining and exploration company); Laing O’Rourke (the largest privately owned UK construction firm); and WSP Group (a FTSE250 engineering company).
The project delivered the Novacem pilot plant, which operates at our laboratories in London, and also included testing of Novacem cement for building applications. The completion case-study gives further information about the success of the project.