Eco Material Technologies and Hive 3D have unveiled the first 3D-printed homes using near-zero carbon cement as part of a housing project called The Casitas @ The Halles.
The homes, ranging from 400 to 900 square feet, are constructed using Eco Material’s durable, longer-lasting cement called PozzoCEM Vite®. The cement replaces 100% of traditional Portland cement, has 92% lower emissions, and sets much faster.
Hive 3D has developed a system to mix Eco Material’s cement replacement products with locally-sourced aggregates on-site, enabling cost-efficient and affordable construction. The collaboration aims to offer sustainable housing solutions and transition the construction industry away from high-carbon materials.
A breakthrough in 3D-printed sustainable construction
Hive 3D and Eco Material Technologies have partnered to create a breakthrough in 3D-printed construction using sustainable materials. The companies have developed a system combining Eco Material’s cement replacement products with locally-sourced aggregates, allowing Hive 3D to produce printable material at a fraction of the cost of other 3D printing mortars.
The innovation enables the construction of affordable homes with significantly lower costs than traditional methods. The joint effort aligns with both companies’ goals of reducing carbon emissions in the construction industry and providing cost-efficient, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing housing solutions.
Hive 3D’s CEO, Timothy Lankau, expressed excitement about the project and its potential to serve as a model for affordable and eco-friendly housing nationwide. Eco Material Technologies also hinted at future infrastructure projects and strategic partnerships, indicating ongoing innovation and growth in the field of sustainable construction.
Source: Eco Material Technologies Inc, June 27, 2023