Reinforced by nature

ECOncrete®'s technology addresses the chemical composition of the concrete, as well as its micro and macro surface, on a micro and macro level. This promotes the growth of organisms like oysters, corals, or barnacles, which act as biological glue, enhancing the strength and durability of structures, and adding to their stability and longevity. We call it bioprotection.

Bio-enhancing concrete compositions

Our life-enabling Admix can be added to regular concrete mix to create a chemically-balanced concrete. This enables healthy and diverse marine ecosystems to develop.

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Texture agents

Our mold-modifying agents, liners, and coatings create complex surface textures on which growth is enabled, allowing for rich, diverse marine life to develop.

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Science-based molds

The macro design of our molds and mold-inserts, enables the creation of ecological niches. These support the ecological uplift of infrastructure and provide added bioprotection, delivering increased strength and durability to the structure.

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Fully compliant solution

ECOncrete® meets or exceeds the following international standards:

  • SI 89
  • EN 934-1 20‍0‍8
  • EN 934-2 20‍0‍9 + A1
  • EN 934-2 20‍0‍9 + A1 20‍12
  • ASTM C494 / C494M
  • AS 1478.1-20‍0‍0‍
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Concrete that partners with nature

Thanks to the innovative admix composition, as well as ECOncrete’s texture agents, and mold designs, a living layer of oysters, corals, tubeworms, and more grows on ECOncrete structures. This hard layer protects concrete from weathering and buffers hydrodynamic forces.

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Build responsibly: unite marine biology and engineering

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions? See the full FAQ page

How does ECOncrete compare to traditional concrete?
It’s up to 10% stronger, has a 70% lower carbon footprint when used in combination with slag cement, and is designed with respect for the marine environment.
What is the demolding and curing time?
ECOncrete technologies can be cast at the same rate as traditional concrete infrastructures. At one unit per mold per day, they conform to standard curing and demolding times, which vary depending on mix design.
In which ecosystems has ECOncrete’s technology been proven to perform?
ECOncrete has shown success in temperate, tropical, and estuarine ecosystems across pilot installations and studies. In a matter of months, units are covered in a diversity of marine life, and a higher ratio of native species.
Have independent parties validated the technology?
Freeze-thaw durability (certified, ASTM C 1262-98) and compressive strength were tested at the World Center for Concrete Technology (WCCT) in Michigan, USA, and Chloride permeability was tested in accordance with ASTM C1202-12.