Holcim and Magment develop concrete solutions for recharging electric vehicles
Holcim is teaming up with German startup Magment to improve its magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces, allowing electric vehicles to charge wirelessly while in motion. Known as “induction charging”, this concrete-based solution reduces the need for charging stations while saving time. It is made possible by a unique concrete with high magnetic permeability developed jointly by the Research & Development teams of Holcim and Magment. The technology is currently being tested by researchers at Purdue University (United States) in Indiana. Other applications under development include the electrification of industrial floors to recharge robots and forklifts while they are in operation.
Edelio Bermejo, Head of Holcim’s Global Innovation Center: “At Holcim, we innovate to place concrete at the center of our world’s transition to net-zero. With Magment, we are delighted to develop concrete solutions to accelerate electric mobility. In partnership with start-ups around the world, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to lead the way in sustainable development.
Mauricio Esguerra, Co-Founder and CEO of Magment GmbH: “We are proud to collaborate with a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions like Holcim. By developing superior qualities of our magnetizable concrete technology, we will be a key catalyst for the sustainable electric transport of the future. ”
As part of its open innovation ecosystem led by Holcim MAQER and the Holcim Innovation Center, Holcim works with more than 120 innovative startups around the world, pioneers in new technologies to accelerate our world’s transition to net zero. In France, for example, Holcim recently invested in the startup CCB Greentech to develop TimberRoc, the first concrete-wood for prefabricated construction with a negative carbon footprint. Holcim is also working with startups to advance 3D printing to build faster using fewer materials, such as its partnerships with XTreeE to create 3D printed concrete bridges and COBOD to build wind turbine tower bases in concrete 3D printed.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/06012022/holcim-and-magment-develop-concrete-solutions-to-recharge-electric-vehicles/
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