Construction & Materials
ECO2 is one of our most innovative collaborations: an award-winning project focused on creating the technology and infrastructure needed to decontaminate and transform waste mine tailings into the world’s first green magnesium oxide.
ECO2 is dedicated to becoming a global leader in reducing CO2 emissions and minimising its environmental footprint. The full ECO2 production chain – from the laboratory to the market – is based on the concept of offering a ‘second life’ to currently discarded and unused waste materials. The product, MgO, is incredibly pure and is made using a patented closed-loop process that yields the lowest CO2 emissions footprint in the world.
The full-scale plant in Quebec, Canada, will create 100 high-tech jobs, revalorise more than 480,000 tons of mine tailings, and reduce the emission of 160,000 tons per year of CO2.