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Redefining concrete

Neocrete is nano-engineering concrete for the building needs of today and tomorrow - regenerative, low carbon and resilient to the impacts of climate change.


Neocrete's technology activates low-carbon materials, such as volcanic ash, strengthening their binding properties, so they can replace cement in concrete, without carbon intensive and costly manufacturing processes.

Neocrete is the future of concrete.


Our Story

Neocrete was founded in New Zealand in 2018 by Zarina Bazoeva and Matt Kennedy-Good, focused on making carbon neutral, more resilient concrete - with no cement.

Working first from a converted shipping container - more recently from shiny new laboratories in Parnell - Neocrete's R&D team has been refining its additive activator to reduce the cement and carbon footprint in concrete, while increasing its durability - without compromising strength at any age.

Technical Information

Our Product

Currently Neocrete can reduce carbon in concrete by 30-50%, with no loss in strength at any age, and is on track to produce carbon neutral concrete by 2027.

Neocrete is proven in real-life builds in New Zealand, including projects by Ministry of Housing Kainga Ora and eHaus.

Neocrete is now building a plant for trials and pilot projects with cement and concrete suppliers around the world. Neocrete will be available for commercial pilots with large customers from late 2024, and for commercial sales from early 2025.

Neocrete’s previous generation activator, "D5 Green", has been used in infrastructure, commercial and residential projects across New Zealand - in schools, galleries, homes and precast panels.

D5 Green’s environmental benefits have been verified through extensive independent testing in Australia and NZ. D5 Green is BRANZ appraised for enhanced durability and water tightness.


Neocrete Activator is added at 2-4% of cementitious materials. Neocrete Activator technical documentation and EPD will be available early 2024. 

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Neocrete recipient of inaugural Trailblazer Grant

Callaghan Innovation, December 2023

Callaghan Innovation has allocated $21.4 million in co-funding to businesses with big ideas that are forging new pathways for themselves and other Kiwi innovators.


The  Ārohia Trailblazer Innovation Grant is part of a new fund designed to support businesses that are benefiting the Aotearoa New Zealand innovation ecosystem.

The eight ambitious recipients span diverse industries and sectors, from the manufacturing of new space-bound...

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Cleantech Group, October 2023

Cleantech Group has just released the Cleantech 50 to Watch, an annual list of top global early-stage private companies showcased for their excellence in sustainable innovation.

The entrepreneurs on the list are creating new technologies that are poised to address the climate crisis from soil monitoring to solar to water scarcity and everything in-between.

To create the list, inputs are combined from the Cleantech 50 to Watch expert panel of 32 leading investors...

Neocrete in the media
Showcasing Kiwi cleantech to Silicon Valley

SunLive 25 March 2024

Twelve Kiwi ventures are a step closer to securing partnerships and a slice of around NZ$80 billion invested every year in cleantech startups after returning from Cleantech Trek USA.

The globally ambitious Kiwi cleantech ventures connected with corporates and investors at networking events in Silicon Valley and at the 2024 Cleantech Forum North America, in San Diego, as part of a New Zealand Cleantech Mission led by Callaghan Innovation last month...

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