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Our Mission:
Reduce global emissions by 1%

Neocrete's mission is to re-engineer concrete to make it regenerative, resilient and carbon neutral.

Concrete is the most used product in the world, after water. Cement - the glue that holds concrete together - is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse emissions.


Our Story

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


Working first from a converted shipping container in 2018, Neocrete's R&D team focused on re-thinking concrete, combining nano-engineering and chemistry.

Neocrete now occupies two shiny new labs in Parnell, Auckland, and our first manufacturing plant will be running from mid-2024. It will produce 5 tonnes an hour of our additive activator, for testing and pilot projects around the world.

Zarina Bazoeva and Matt Kennedy-Good in Lower Hutt at a successful trial in 2019

World leading innovation

The problem with cement is the manufacturing process, when limestone is heated to extreme temperatures to "activate" it, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide.

Neocrete replaces this "activation" process with our nano-engineered additive, which is added at just 3% of cementitious materials.

Neocrete's additive activates low carbon materials, such as volcanic ash, which covers almost 1% of the Earth's surface.


Ethan and Matt, Neocrete lab, Parnell 


Neocrete has been generously supported by New Zealand industry and government, including LT McGuinness, Higgins Concrete, eHaus, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation, Waka Kotahi, Kainga Ora and the Akina Foundation. 

In 2023 Neocrete was chosen by the Global Cement and Concrete Association as one of the most promising technologies to decarbonise concrete, in the Innovandi Challenge. Neocrete was runner up in the Sustainable Business Network Climate Action Leader Award and finalist in the Concrete NZ Sustainability Award. 


If you would like to work with Neocrete in our mission to make concrete carbon neutral, please get in touch - we're hiring!

Neocrete team with Climate Action Leader, highly commended award.

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