Non-recyclable waste turns into stones

Neolithe has created a process of waste treatment by Accelerated Fossilisation applying to non-recyclable waste. At the end of the process, this waste becomes mineral aggregates, stones, usable in construction, to make concrete for example.

A stonemason and his engineer son, on the wand!

William Cruaud was a stonemason from the age of 17 to 57 in Anjou. In daily contact with the limestone he imagined that he could make a link between the present waste on the surface and those, older, that were used to make this limestone in depth. Together with his son, Nicolas, a Polytechnic engineer, and Clément Bénassy, an AgroParisTech engineer, they succeeded in transforming waste into stone through a process of their creation, the Accelerated Fossilisation.

Located directly on the platforms or sorting centres that receive and collect waste, the Neolithe “Fossilisers” treat ordinary industrial waste from the construction sector through a mechanical and chemical process. requiring no heating and emitting no emissions (odour, smoke, wastewater, etc.).

To go back in more detail to this unique cold process, the waste is transformed into a fine powder to which is added a low-carbon binder, the formulation of which is kept secret. Finally, a mineral aggregate is obtained, called Anthropocite® aggregate, with similar characteristics as a traditional aggregate. Neolithe installs its turnkey treatment solution for waste stakeholders.

“For us the fight against climate change must be done on an industrial scale. The Accelerated Fossilisation Process is a new way to treat non-recyclable waste, an alternative to landfilling and incineration. If we could fossilize the 30 million tonnes of waste that we produce every year in France, we would reduce the French carbon footprint by 7%.”

Nicolas Cruaud, Co-founder and President of Neolithe
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