The land regeneration company Ecofill, which styles itself as a “brand new and sustainable alternative to the use of aggregates in traditional earthworks construction” has appointed former UK Construction Minister and former Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Dr Nigel Griffiths, as Chairman.
The Leeds-based company’s technology for the construction sector is trumpetted as transforming “all types of clays and subsoils into approved structural materials, on-site, which meet all National specifications for Highways and Earthworks”.
It says the Ecofill method of sustainable construction replaces the need to dispose of soils to landfill and the import of aggregates, and therefore drastically reduces lorry movements by 98% and carbon emissions by 96%, reducing client costs by 40%.
Dr Griffiths was a minister in the Blair Government in the 2000s. Trevor Gaughan, Founder of Ecofill, said “We are delighted with the appointment of Nigel Griffiths as our Chairman. Nigel brings vast experience from various government departments and equally in industry and will gratefully assist in the delivery of the National and International Growth strategy of Ecofill.”
“Ecofill will revolutionise the way we approach construction & will significantly reduce the carbon footprint and costs of Earthworks & Infrastructure globally. It’s a privilege to chair this dynamic company and bring my focus to quality, performance and education in the next generation of construction engineers,” added Dr Griffiths.
Griffiths was a specialist advisor to the Cabinet Office and Climate Action.org during COP26 held in Glasgow last year and is also founder of the Low Carbon Forum. He was an MP from 1987 to 2010.
(Picture – Ecofill LinkedIn)